September 20th is the main holiday in La Pampilla and the entire municipality of Coquimbo. This year, after the cancellation of the fireworks and the spectacular conclusion of previous editions, the show had to be of high quality and this was demonstrated with the cumbia of Los Vikings 5, Zúmbale Primo and the talent of Los Jaivas, which of more Applause was received from 220,000 people.
The show on this final day began with the salsa of La Charanga, which had a female singer for the first time in its 24-year musical history, and then continued with the music of Vicente Morales and Felisa Los Charros.
After 6 p.m. it was the turn of a friend of the house. The Vikings 5 brought all of their biggest hits to the monumental stage. “I am happy to be with you, with our audience, with our people from Coquimbo, for 55 years of singing, dancing and enjoying our songs and enduring with us,” they remarked among the shouts of the people.
Among the highlights was the performance of “I’m a Pirate”, where they asked to raise the Aurinegra flags and the song to the Coquimbo Unidos Club and famous footballers of the team who were in the audience, such as goalkeeper Diego , were dedicated. Mono” Sánchez and the mayor of the port municipality Ali Manouchehri.
But without a doubt, it was the sounds of the popular “De Coquimbo soy” that made the audience end her talk with applause. “We are happy because we visit different cities every weekend, but we are excited to be here with our people. We go home happy,” said Pedro Barraza.
In a show that reviewed their entire career, Los Jaivas immediately moved the audience, who attended as a family to celebrate their 60 years of musical life with the Viñamarina band. Although they have performed in various venues to commemorate these six decades, the greatness of La Pampilla is unforgettable and has left its mark on this beloved national band.
Before their last song, singer Mario Mutis thanked them for the invitation to Chile’s biggest party and recalled the importance of the region for the band. This is due to his connection to the Elqui Valley, which led to the creation of the Mamalluca album, and of course to the memory of Eduardo “Gato” Alquinta, the beloved and unforgettable singer of Los Jaivas, who died on January 15, 2003, when he it was removed. Visit to La Herradura de Coquimbo.
As we left, La Pampilla was a real party, with the euphoria of those present upon hearing the chords of “All Together” sung at the top of their lungs.
“We really wanted to return to La Pampilla. It is an honor to be able to return and it is also an honor to coincide with the celebration of our 60th anniversary. Lots of people, lots of love at a party that is a legacy and shows identity,” said Juanita Parra after leaving the stage.
Even if it was already after 10:30 p.m. and the energy of the more than 220,000 visitors did not subside as they waited for the start of Cumbia Ranchera by Zúmbale Primo, the band that is in vogue and that “With only five minutes and nothing “more” managed to captivate the audience, who were waiting for them first thing in the day and accompanied them as they entered La Pampilla for the sound check.
With a great staging and excellent sound, the popular Cumbia Ranchera band conquered the hearts of the audience with millions of views of their greatest hits on various platforms and was the best ending for La Pampilla, which, despite its three-year suspension, confirms once again that it is is the largest and most important celebration in Chile during the national holidays.