Chico Trujillo is one of the most important orchestras in Chile. They are the soundtrack of all parties, from Arica to Punta Arenas. Their mix of classic cumbia, bolero, Latin American and Balkan music, and reggae has assured them an audience of all generations and ways of life. The group started as an offshoot of the punk/ska band LaFloripondio in 1999 in Valparaíso. Twelve years and six albums later, they have come to symbolize a unique cocktail that has its roots in the cumbia of pre-Pinochet days and has managed to incorporate all aspects of Chilean popular culture. They have managed to mix pieces of the past with the global influence of alternative culture and have merged it all under the Pan-American flag of cumbia. The band's exuberance represents a welcome return to the world of dance party and late-night delights.