Chico Trujillo, Chilean Party Band, Making Miami Debut at PAX on June 13
Between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean on that long, narrow strip of South American land named Chile, there are hundreds of excellent fiestas going down. And nine men collectively known as Chico Trujillo claim to be providing "the soundtrack to every Chilean party from Santiago to Valparaiso."
In 1999, members of Chilean ska group La Floripondio started Chico Trujillo as a side project. And twelve years later, this band is finally making the trek to Miami for a gig at PAX on Wednesday, June 13.
After releasing Arriba las Nalgas in 2001, Chico Trujilo was catapulted to mainstream prominence. Blending elements of cumbia, ska, rock 'n' roll, bolero, and reggae, this orquesta chilena toured extensively throughout South America, earning a reputation as one of the most energetic groups in Latin music.
A few albums later, Chico Trujillo found itself on the main stage a Denmark's Roskilde Festival, one of more than 50 European shows the band played in 2010. And then the following year, the group toured the U.S., gigging everywhere from Los Angeles to New York. This orquesta even played a showcase at South by Southwest in Austin and performed at Lollapalooza in Chicago. But surprisingly, Miami was left off the tour.
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Thanks to Heineken and PAX, however, Chich Trujillo will finally be making its much-anticipated Miami debut.
Chico Trujillo. Wednesday, June 13 at 10 p.m., PAX, 337 SW Eighth St., Miami. The show starts at 10 p.m. and tickets cost $15 to $25 via ticketfly.com. Ages 21 and over. Call 305-640-5847 or visit paxmiami.com.
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