Congreso are a Chilean folk-rock band that has released 17 studio albums since 1971. The band are most renown internationally for their ’80s-era string of symphonic/jazz/folk albums such as Viaje por la Cresta del Mundo (1981) and Pájaros de Arcilla (1984). Over the years, the band has endured with its native Quilpué audience with a mix of politics and poetry set to music.
Members: Fernando González (guitar), Patricio González (guitar, violoncello, charango, spring guiro), Fernando Hurtado (bass), Sergio González (drums, percussion, piano, guitar), Francisco Sazo (vocals, recorder, rondador, tarka), Renato Vivaldi (flute, tarka, rondador), Joe Vasconcellos (vocals, percussion, trutruca, tarka, zampoña), Hugo Pirovich (flute, recorder, melodica, tarka, vocals), Ricardo Vivanco (marimba, percussion), Ernesto Holman (bass), Aníbal Correa (piano), Jaime Atenas (saxophone, flute, clarinet), Jaime Vivanco (piano, synthesizer), Jorge Campos (bass), Raúl Aliaga (percussion)
- El Congreso (1971)
- Terra Incógnita (1975)
- Congreso (1977)
- Misa de Los Andes (1978)
- Viaje por la Cresta del Mundo (1981)
- Ha Llegado Carta (1982)
- Pájaros de Arcilla (1984)
- Estoy que me muero… (1986)
- Para los arqueólogos del futuro (1989)
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