The Chinchinero is a distinctly old-fashioned, traditional Chilean street performer, and the Familia Bombo Trío is a group of young Chileans keeping that tradition alive. OUTPOST caught up with them as they roamed the streets of Santiago to find out how they’re reviving an old-school art. The Chinchinero is carrying a drum on it’s back and has two big drumsticks to play it. Above the drum there are some cymbals that are connected to the feet of the Chinchinero with a rope. While the artist is dancing full of energy and doing some acrobatics, the sound of the cymbals and the drum are accompanying his movements. A mixture of steps, fast turns, waltz, folkloric dance and movements from the tango are what makes this type of music so special. The Chilean tradition ascribes to the 1920s in the region Metropolitana of Santiago. At the beginning the Chinchin, or the portable drum, was meant to accompany the organ grinders who normally walked the streets together with their little monkey. In this epoch the Chinchineros were nothing more than company and didn´t try to attract attention because they didn´t want to distract from the main attraction. In the 30s the Chinchineros started to integrate some small dancing moves into their performances, although this is nothing compared to the complicated moves of today. The dance of the Chinchineos ascribes to HéctorLizana Gutiérrez who developed this typical dance in the late 30s.
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