While we wait for the 2018 #PanAmericanSong contest to kick off. It is time to discover music from the participating countries of the last edition. Today, we take a look at the music from Chile.

Chile is located in South America and it is known for its copper mines. As it is with most Latin American countries, traditional Chilean music is the mixture of pre-Columbian and European rhythms. In the 1960s, Chile was home to a movement of protest folk-ish songs known as the “Nueva Canción”. More recent genres popular in Chile are rock, hip-hop and cumbia.

In the 2017 edition of #PanAmericanSong by pop/rock singer/songwriter, Daniel Parraguez with the song “Solo por esta noche” coming in a close second place.

Other known Chilean acts include:

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