GONDWANA / Fayuca / The Dangerous – The Ritz
Sunday at 7 PM – 1:30 AM
400 S. First St., San Jose, California 95113.
When The Police debuted at the Festival of Vina del Mar (February 1982), in a small and combative population of northern Santiago, La Pincoya, a young Locks Labbe surprised and influenced by this action made the decision that would change the fate of his life and that of many: to found a band, that band reaches that same stage and play bass.
All these wishes were fulfilled: GONDWANA founded in 1987, the first group of reggae of Chile and one of the first in South America. Over time, he also reached the biggest stage of Chilean music, performing three times at the Festival of Vina Del Mar, being the bassist and composer of many of the songs of the band.
The recruitment of other members was slow and easy, buying instruments playing slowly and where we could. The surprise came when the first Gondwana began to realize that what they did liked, and much, achieving from the start to have a growing and faithful number of followers.
Then they moved to the bohemian Barrio Bellavista, where the music scene was centered. There began the expansion of prestige and call for fewer amateurs GONDWANA. They came the biggest stages, even opening a Los Pericos in an acclaimed performance at the Teatro Caupolicán in 1994. four songs were recorded as Demo in Anachena studies of the Frugone brothers, and then came the first recording contract with BMG. The debut could not be better, multiplatinum album, with several singles in the Top 10 radio, which remained tonic for subsequent disks.
About to turn 25 years of history, GONDWANA begins the festivities with their sixth studio album. The whole history of Gondwana has been crossed by a force of will that has managed to cross every imaginable adversity: slums, repression and darkness during the dictatorship were the initial culture broth. Lack of money and opportunities forged letters and conscious desire to leave the dark equally.
Once established as the first reggae band the way he never ceased to be rising. 10 years in the underground temple and gave them coherence. Then in 1997 came the gold and platinum albums, singles razing radios throughout Chile sized tours, highlighting three Vina del Mar Festival and National Stadium with 60,000 people vibrated in unison.
The international breakthrough came in 2000 and has been a constant source of joy absolutely unprecedented in the Chilean music scene. Continental tours have not stopped growing, hand fanaticism that knows no boundaries. Along with the remaking of the music business, GONDWANA has led an overwhelming activity on social networks, with records on YouTube, Facebook and other sites where is the Fan calls the shots and not an increasingly away from public music market.
By the end of 2011, “Revolution” was published a mature and powerful album that became a success.
They are currently presenting their latest album “Reggae & Roll” seventh studio album, eighth counting the CD + DVD recorded in Buenos Aires.
The album features collaborations Boris outstanding Bilbraut of Culture Prophetic, Celsa Mel Gowland, Daniel Sais (former keyboardist of Soda Stereo), Thomas Pearson of Los Cafres, among several others and is published simultaneously in Chile, Argentina and USA. The new songs include two covers of two major bands in the history of Argentine rock: “The Rite” Soda Stereo and “Do You See” Divided.