Chico Trujillo is one of Chile's most important orchestras. They are the soundtrack to every party from Arica to Punta Arenas. Their mixture of classic cumbia, bolero, reggae, latin american and balcanic music has assured them an audience from every generation and walk of life.
The band started as a side project from the ska/punk band LaFloripondio in 1999 in Valparaíso. Twelve years and five albums later they have come to simbolize a uniquely cocktail rooted in the cumbia of the pre-Pinochet days and they have managed to include every aspect of the chilean popular culture. Chico Trujillo has meshed bits and pieces from the past with the global influence of the alternative culture and have fusioned everything under the pan-latin flag of the cumbia. The exuberance of the band represents a comeback to the ballroom and the pleasures of the night.
Besides touring extensively in Chile and Southamerica the band has been seen/heard in:
-Roskilde Festival. Denmark(2010)
-Nuits du Sud de Vence Festival. France(2010)
-Esperanzah Festival. Belgium(2010)
-House of Blues. Chicago, U.S.A.(2010)
-European Tour 2010(more than 50 shows)
-USA tour, March 2011(Los Angeles, Sacramento, San José, San Francisco, Oakland, New York, SXSW Festival, Austin, Texas)
-European Tour 2011(more than 30 shows)Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Morocco.
-Lollapalooza Festival. Chicago, U.S.A.(August 2011)
-Museum of Modern Art.New York, U.S.A.(2011)
-Playboy Jazz Festival. Los Angeles, U.S.A.(2012)
-Vive Latino Festival, Colombia(2013)