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. Their popularity has spread 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, ""Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 2010-01-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)", 1 April 2010
  2. ^ Youtube video, "Youtube: Chancho en Piedra at Beale Street Music Festival", 2009, "[1]", 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, ""Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 September 2008. Retrieved 2010-01-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)", 1 April 2010
  4. ^ Dillinger, Matt, "What People Are Listening to in…Chile", 2009, "[2]", 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, "[3]"

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