ESENCIAL is a concept that melt the Poetry of Elicura Chihuailaf, writer and Poet belonging to the Mapuche First Nation culture, with the music of Natalia Contesse, both highlight artists of the Chilean contemporary culture.
Chihuailaf, nominated to the National Literature Award and Contesse, composer, singer and researcher are able to create a special artistic universe made by the poetic purism of Chihuailaf, often in Mapuche language and the songs of Nataila. The Poet and the “Cantora” tell us about that inner spiritual world that lives inside of each one of us, tell us stories about the nature, about the sky and the earth carry us into an emotional performance.
Elikura Chuailaf is considered as the main Mapuche poet writing both in Spanish and Mapungún.
His work has been included by the critic, inside the Ethnocultral current” as the Poetic space of Elikura recuperates the Mapuche’s symbology and cosmogony. He has been awarded by many Chilean prizes and has 10 books published in the last 3 decades.
He has worked since ever in that space that melts music and poetry. Many Chilean composers have worked around his texts.
The last one, Natalia Contesse, ESENCIAL: