Chilean Drummer and Percussionist Day
Chilean Drummer and Percussionist Day is held on July 25. This event in the third decade of the month July is annual. Help us
Every July 25 is celebrated the Day of the Chilean Drummer and Percussionist, a date created in honor of Gabriel Parra's birthday. The celebration was established in 2013.
This day was born in commemoration of the birth of Gabriel Parra Pizarro, legendary drummer of Los Jaivas and considered one of the best percussionists in the history of Chile. The outstanding musician died at the age of 40 due to a car accident on April 15, 1988.
"Gabriel Parra has the merit of having created a unique way of interpreting the rhythms of our roots," said drummer Patricio Salazar, one of the main promoters of the day's celebration, belonging to the former SCD board (2013).
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Øya Festival in Oslo, Norway on August 6 (Øyafestivalen is a four-day music fest that brings together about 60,000 people on the green grass of Tøyen Park, who are excited to listen to tunes from internationally acclaimed stars);