Canto a lo divino – collective musical memory from Chile

8 November 2022, 18:00  — 21:30

An Talla Mòr Eighteen Twenty Bank Street, Portree , IV51 9BX

Free to attend
Close Caption provided

Cantora Hilda Sepúlveda Photographer: Danilo Petrovich Location: Colomavida, Maule 2014

Counterflows and ATLAS Arts are excited to share this fascinating project from Chile. We invite you to join us for an evening of film at An Talla Mòr in Portree.

Canto a lo divino is a unique musical expression of the Chilean peasant world. It is mostly rooted in the Central Valley, a space at the skirt of the mountains, valleys and dry land between the Choapa Province in the north and the Linares Province in the south, following the slopes of the major rivers crossing the different territories and towns of this great region: Choapa, Aconcagua, Maipo, Cachapoal, Tinguiririca, Mataquito and Maule.

We will present new short documentaries on canto a lo divino and other regional musical traditions followed by a talk and Q&A with filmmakers Danilo Petrovich and Rodrigo Astaburuaga from the Chilean folkloric archive MUCAM (Museo Campesino en Movimiento), and folkloric researchers and musicians Ivan and Alvaro Daguer from the contemporary psych-folk Chilean band Glorias Navales, followed by live music from Glorias Navales and DJ set of traditional and contemporary Chilean folk music from Ivan and Alvaro.

This event is free to attend and does not require booking, just pop in!


The films will be subtitled. We would like to make people aware that the films explores local tradition around the loss of an infant or small child. Please feel free to ask for more details in advance of the screening. The venue serves alcohol, therefore anyone under the age of sixteen is only permitted to stay until 9pm.

Skye For All has provided really helpful access notes (opens in a new page) about the venue.

Get in touch