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French Duo Holden to Play at Centro Arte Alameda

French Duo Holden to Play at Centro Arte Alameda
April 04
09:53 2012
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French duo Holden will play at Centro Arte Alemada. Photo provided by Esmeralda Maria Perez

SANTIAGO – The French duo known as “Holden” will visit Chile starting this week. Not content to just play in the capital, they will travel to a number of cities in Chile. The duo, formed by guitarist Dominique Dépret (known under the pseudonym Mocke) and Armelle Pioline, return to Chile for a national tour that will take them through various cities, including: Valparaiso, Valdivia, Puerto Varas and Santiago. In the capital they will be appearing in Centro de Arte Alemada on two occasions (April 4th and 8th).

It is the same venue the duo performed at in 2009. Here is a video from their previous visit.


The reason for the return of “Holden” to Chile is to celebrate a decade as a group and the presentation of their latest work, the double album “L’Essentiel”. The group takes a tour of their older classics, from their time living in Dublin, to the many successful collaborations with the renowned German producer Señor Coconut. It also includes a disc of B sides, with 14 unreleased tracks including music, video clips and demos.

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Holden's Armelle Pioline. Photo provided by Esmeralda Maria Perez

According to New York’s Time Out magazine “Parisian duo Holden offers wistful, transporting folk-pop, accented with bossa nova and jazz. Armelle Pioline’s yearning French vocals make us feel like we’re inhabiting an early Godard film.”

Centro Arte Alemada is located at Alemada 139. Presale tickets are available for the Santiago show for 10,000 pesos or 12,000 on the night of the performance. Doors will open at 10pm for the performances on April 4th and 8th.

The dates for Holden’s performances are as follows:

Santiago: April 4th
Puerto Varas: April 5th
Valdivia: April 6th
Valparaíso: April 7th
Santiago: April 8th

Holden’s work also includes a rendition of the Violeta Parra poem La Carta, which can be listened to here.

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Daniel Boyle is an Australian living in Santiago. Daniel’s main interests are sports, music and travel. He has a degree in Sports Management and is completing a Master of Arts (Writing). Daniel plays the sport of Freestyle Footbag and is hoping to spread it through Chile. In 2013 Daniel was granted a Start-Up Chile grant.
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