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    Land of winds > Perfomers > New group | Issue 10 (May.-Jun.2012)
    By Edgardo Civallero | Sara Plaza

Wechekeche Ñi Trawün


Wechekeche Ñi Trawün

The music and dance group Wechekeche Ñi Trawün (in Mapudungu, "the meeting of the young people") is a project organized by the Juvenile Association of the same name created in 2004 and formed by young people from Santiago de Chile, descendants of rural Mapuche migrants. These musicians blend their ancestor's traditional music with contemporary urban rhythms (hip-hop, rap, cumbia, reggae, ska). In addition, their music is infused with political, non-conformist lyrics (both in Spanish and Mapudungu) which tackle with the many problems that Mapuche communities faced in present-day Chile, as well as with several aspects of their culture and the identity conflicts suffered by urban indigenous people.

The band has presented projects in Ngulumapu (Chile) and Puelmapu (Argentina), playing alongside other Mapuche bands (traditional and urban) on both sides of the Cordillera of the Andes.


Wechekeche Ñi Trawün profile in LastFm [es].
Article. "Banda Musical Mapuche: Wechekeche Ñi Trawün", in MapucheNews [es].


Video 01. "Derogación".
Video 02. "Newen Pei Katrileo".
Video 03. "Palin Aukatuaiñ".
Video 04. "Bicentenario".
Video 05. "Mapuche Domo".
Video 06. "Mapuche University".
Video 07. "No a la mina que contamina".
Video 08. "Terremoto 8.5".


Picture A.


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