Arriesgare La Piel: I Will Risk My Skin

Arriesgare La Piel: I Will Risk My Skin

by Inti-Illimani


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Arriesgare La Piel: I Will Risk My Skin

Sons of the predictatorship ferment that brought fame and eventual ruin to Chilean poet-warriors like Victor Jara, Violeta Parra, and others, Inti-Illimani is an institution along the lines of Argentina's Mercedes Sosa and Americans Woody Guthrie. It was 1973 when this group of Andean-instrument-toting poets set off for a European tour as cultural ambassadors. Back home, General Augusto Pinochet led the army in a coup, resulting in "the longest tour in history" for Inti-Illimani as they lived in de facto exile. Able to return to Chile only in the late '80s, Inti-Illimani bring a certain cosmopolitan world-weariness to their songs of struggle and truth. The mood is best savored on 1996's ARRIESGARÉ LA PIEL (I WILL RISK MY SKIN). Horacio Salinas and company dwell as much on the dangerous relations between lovers as between nations, but they do so with a stateliness that bespeaks of exile of the heart as much as a longing for home. "Medianoche" is a bolero of parting, of "the eternity of our two exiles"; "El Hacha," a son montuno with a message in parable of environmental and political disaster. Elsewhere, Inti-Illimani flex stylistic might in directions African ("Kalimba"), European ("Entre Nosotros") and Latin American. A shimmering and resonant vision of South American soul.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/15/1996
Label: Xenophile Records
UPC: 0048248404921
catalogNumber: 484049

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Performance Credits

Inti-Illimani   Primary Artist
Jorge Coulon   Dulcimer,Guitar,Harp,Vocals,Hammered Dulcimer,tiple,Rondador,Arpa
Horacio Durán   Percussion,Violin,Vocals,Charango,cuatro
Jose Seves   Guitar,Conga,Vocals,Guitarron,Cajon,Quena,Sikus,Rondador
Marcelo Coulon   Bass,Flute,Guitar,Piccolo,Vocals,Quena,spanish guitar
Max Berru   Guitar,Percussion,Bongos,Maracas,Vocals,Claves,Bombo,Guiro,Caja,Bamboo Flute
Villagra   Clarinet,Flute,Mandolin,Conga,Piccolo,Saxophone,Vocals,Sikus
Horacio Salinas   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals,Charango,cuatro,tiple
Efrén Manuel Viera   Clarinet,Bongos,Conga,Baritone Saxophone,Timbales,Latin Percussion
Pedro Villagra   Clarinet,Flute,Mandolin,Conga,Piccolo,Saxophone,Vocals,Sikus,Mandoline
Camilo Salinas   Piano
Gabriel Salinas   Piano,Accordion

Technical Credits

Inti-Illimani   Arranger,Producer
Paul Campagne   Producer,Engineering
Toby Gendron   Engineer,Engineering
Jose Seves   Arranger
Villagra   Contributor
Horacio Salinas   Arranger,Musical Director
René Castro   Illustrations
Fuentes   Graphic Design
Daniel Parra   Engineer
Daniel Parra   Engineer

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