Country Chile

Discipline Music

Recomended for +7

Duration 60 minutes

Language Spanish

Dates January 12, 21.00 h

Keywords Music | Tocatas Mil | Trova

A performer whose depth of vocal register makes him the most interesting sing-songwriter of his generation

Paula Magazine

Since his debut as a musician in 2014, Benjamín Walker’s career has been on the up and up: in four short years, not only has he released two highly acclaimed albums — Felicidad (2014) and Brotes (2018) — but he’s also been nominated for a prestigious Latin Grammy for best new artist. After winning the Pulsar Award in 2015 for breakout artist and being nominated for best singer-songwriter at the same awards last year, the musician comes to Tocatas Mil with a show including songs from his two albums, fusing sounds from ballads to bossa nova and pop. He has won over the specialist media, who have called him “one of the most original and consistent voices of the new generation of Chilean singer-songwriters”. In this concert, Walker — following the same musical path forged by local singers and songwriters like Nano Stern and Manuel García— is accompanied by his band and by Macarena Nieto, who will perform his songs in sign language.

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Benjamín Walker

Benjamín Walker’s music is inspired by Latin American beats, pop-rock and folk and its main played on the acoustic guitar, creating nuanced and intimate songs. Aged 21, he recorded his first album called Felicidad (2014), showing his ability as a singer-songwriter and his diverse range of styles. After becoming a fixture on the Chilean music scene, he travelled to Mexico, Colombia and the United States to perform his music. He came back to Chile to record his second album, Brotes, produced by Javier Barría, showing a more intimate side and exploring acoustic and experimental musical concepts. This last album earned him a nomination for best singer-songwriter at the 2018 Pulsar Awards, as well as giving him the opportunity to be the warm-up act for Pedro Aznar’s tour celebrating 35 years of making music.

Musicians Benjamín Walker, Alejandro Saenz, Felipe Videla, Nicolás Sotomayor, Roberto Lausen | Sign language Macarena Nieto

  • Music journalist Marisol García describes his style in the following way: “Walker takes influences from Chilean singers – from Víctor Jara to Manuel García – but also references Argentines, especially Pedro Aznar and Luis Alberto Spinetta”.

  • His first album, Felicidad (2014), was produced by Fernando Julio and Camilo Salinas, important names from Chilean music who have been linked to projects such as Los Bipolares, Colectivo Cantata Rock and Inti Illimani Histórico. This first album showed Benjamín’s talent as a singer-songwriter in natural compositions full of depth.

  • In mid-2018, he released his second album, Brotes, produced by outstanding singer-songwriter Javier Barría and recorded after the two toured extensively together in Mexico. This release shows a more mature side to Walker and a more individual, homogenous style.

«Another thing that identifies albums produced in this way is that the songs from Felicidad never stop sounding comforting»

David Ponce, Emol

«Creator of one of the best albums from the local scene this last season»

La Tercera

A performer whose depth of vocal register makes him the most interesting sing-songwriter of his generation

Paula Magazine

«Another thing that identifies albums produced in this way is that the songs from Felicidad never stop sounding comforting»

David Ponce, Emol

«Creator of one of the best albums from the local scene this last season»

La Tercera

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