Inti-Illimani (from Quechuan inti and / Aymara illimani) is an instrumental and vocal Latin American folk music ensemble from Chile. The group was formed in 1967 by a group of university students and it acquired widespread popularity in Chile for their song Venceremos (We shall win!) which became the anthem of the Popular Unity government of Salvador Allende. At the moment of the September 11, 1973 Chilean coup they were on tour in Europe and were unable to return to their country where their music was proscribed by the ruling military junta. In Europe their music took on a multifarious character, incorporating elements of European baroque and other traditional music forms to their rich and colourful Latin American rhythms - creating a distinctive fusion of modern world music. They are perhaps the best internationally known members of the nueva cancion movement. Their name means 'Sun of the Illimani' in Aymara. Illimani is the name of a mountain in the Bolivian Andes.

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Mulata

Ya yo me enteré, mulata

mulata ya sé que dise

que yo tengo la narise

como nudo de cobbata.


Y fíjate bien que tú

no eres tan adelantá

porque tu boca e bien grande

y tú pasa, colorá.


Tanto tren con tu cuerpo

tanto tren

tanto tren con tu boca

tanto tren

tanto tren con tus ojo

tanto tren.


Si tú supiera, mulata

la veddá

¡que yo con mi negra tengo

y no te quiero pa' ná!