Chancho en Piedra

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Chancho en Piedra is a Chilean funk rock band, considered influential in the popularization of alternative rock in Latin America.[1] They are commonly described as similar to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but are also known for their unique sound and goofy style.[2] Their participation in community related events - playing benefits for the Chilean National Commission of Scientific and Technological Investigation and contributing songs to the popular Chilean children's puppet show 31 Minutos - and their proliferation as artists - having released 11 albums since their debut in 1995 - has gained them widespread familiarity, not only in Latin America but internationally as well, allowing them to perform at Memphis' Beale Street Music Festival in May 2009.[3][4][5][6]



  1. ^ Sony/BMG Press Relations, "Press release regarding merger of Sony BMG Music Entertainment", 2004, "[1]", 1 April 2010
  2. ^ Youtube video, "Youtube: Chancho en Piedra at Beale Street Music Festival", 2009, "[2]", 1 April 2010
  3. ^ CONICYT, "Grupo musical "Chancho en Piedra" dará Energía al cierre de la XIII Semana de la Ciencia y la Tecnología", 2007, "[3]", 1 April 2010
  4. ^ Dillinger, Matt, "What People Are Listening to in…Chile", 2009, "[4]", 1 April 2010
  5. ^ "Spanish Wikipedia: Chancho en Piedra", 2009, "es:Chancho en Piedra", 1 April 2010
  6. ^ Memphis in May website, "The Beale Street Music Festival, 2009", 2009, "[5]"

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