TRAVEL IN CHILE, A WAY OF LIVING WITH INTENSITY – Five creatives who dared to fly

Where freedom is a state of grace

Among welcoming and amiable people, a Chilean trip offers you the chance to live unique experiences. From the plateau to the unexplored southern territories, Chile invites you to the world’s most arid desert or to the humid temperate forest. It extends its territory in Polynesia and Antarctica, a characteristic that makes it a tricontinental nation.

Eat and drink like them. This is what you can do, to add the memory of the smells and flavors to your trip to Chile. In Santiago de Chile, Chipe Libre – Républica Independiente del Pisco, will certainly help you. Even the reproduction of a painting by the famous Chilean painter Claudio Bravo, could be an interesting idea to remember forever your trip to his native country.

The Knife Music, it is a shop located in the center of Santiago, with a large catalog and good prices. There are songs that tell you about “trips to listen”; they are the ones you heard for the first time during a “real journey”. Visiting Chile, we suggest you buy a musical selection of a Chilean singer-songwriter. We are sure that Ana Tijoux will be a happy presence, during and after your trip.

Her mother is the renowned Chilean sociologist. Born on a June day 1977 in France, she is the daughter of Chilean parents living in political exile in France during Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile. Famous in Latin America as the MC of hip-hop group Makiza during the late 1990s, commonly known by her stage name Ana Tijoux, she is a French-Chilean musician. It was not until 1983 that she traveled to Chile, where met her extended family.

Dressed in simplicity, with long hair on the face marked by smallpox, she sang the difference between true and false. Her father was a music teacher and her mother was a tailor. 4 October, her birthdate, was chosen “Chilean Musicians’ Day”. Acknowledged as “the Mother of Latin American folk”, renewaded Chilean folk music. Violeta Parra, born 1917 in San Carlos, she was a singer-songwriter and visual artist. To remember her, you can buy Décimas

She had a tough childhood, because her family lived in poverty. Two years after her birth, the family moved to Santiago, Lautaro and Chillán, where Violeta Parra started singing and playing the guitar and began composing traditional Chilean music. She performed in nightclubs (in the Mapocho district), interpreting boleros and rancheras. In 1934, she married a militant communist. Become involving in the progressive movement.

There is an important day for the Chileans; it arrived on September 18, el Dieciocho, a day of great popular festivals during which independence from Spain is celebrated. On this occasion, if you are traveling in Chile, you will see people wearing traditional costumes, while dance the cueca and gather to drink and eat, wearing huaso and a straw hat, the chupalla. Some of them wear chamanto, a reversible poncho, made of wool or silk. Something to wear, remembering your Chilean journey? Lupe Gajardo, a good mix of traditional and avant-garde influences.

Her interest in manual work comes from her maternal grandmother who loved to paint, and her paternal one, a tailor who had a large workshop. She had been five years with her fingers on the sewing machine. She needed to organize her ideas. An internship in the New York laboratory of the artist Sebastián Errázuriz opened the door for her to make that jump. The first Chilean designer at NY Fashion Week 2015 was Lupe Gajardo Her distinguishing features are confident silhouette and the marriage of Latin American tradition with the avant-garde.

Traditional streets for used books in Santiago de Chile?  Move to San Diego, around crossing with Santa Isabel, where you can find interesting books. If you prefer, there are places, which combine a café and a bookstore, such as Café Literario Bustamante, in the Bustamante park (Providencia), or Café Literario Mosqueto at Mosqueto 440. A special book for your travel memoryes from Chile? Nothing better than a photobook by Paz Errázuriz.

She studied in England, graduating in Chile, when he began his interest in photography. Paz Errázuriz was born on a day in February 1944 in Santiago de Chile. In 1980, he made his first individual exhibition, also taking an interest in journalistic photography. She was also one of the founders of the Association of Independent Photographers, who tried to spread their work during the dictatorship.

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