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Los Huasos Quincheros

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The Entertainers by: The Queen Mary Archivist

Date added: 4 Oct 2017

Los Huasos Quincheros (also known as Los Quincheros) are a popular Chilean folk musical group, first formed in 1937. The group was nominated for an International Music Prize in 1970.

A huaso (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈwaso]) is a Chilean countryman and skilled horseman, similar to the gaucho of Argentina and Uruguay. Huasos are an important part of Chilean folklore culture and popular music.

Over the years they regularly won the top prizes at the Viña del Mar International Song Festival, widely considered the most important musical event in the Americas. Named Best Latin American Group by Latin American Institute, Hollywood.

Playing on board in 1967 they were described as having “voices like angels”. “While playing on guitars and singing, the Quincheros have very large, highly polished spurs that they click together with a sound resembling castanets”.

Then                            Now
Alfredo Sauvalle           Benjamín Mackenna
Benjamín Mackenna     Ricardo Videla
Ricardo Videla              Antonio Antoncich
Eduardo Riesco            Cristián O'Ryan

These are some of their recent concert performances :

          Cocoroco     (click-on to play)

           Yo Vendo Unos Ojos Negros

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