Jazz Trío: El Oopart


The Oopart is a character created by Danilo Dawson based on the "devil" who appears in "La Fiesta de la Tirana" (syncretic cultural tradition that orbits the limits of what we know
as Chile, Peru and Bolivia).

One of the stories that explains the origin of “La Tirana” refers to a curse of devils, toads
and snakes who were sent to stop the worship of La Virgen de la Tirana.
During the pilgrimage, the devils got in the way of the parishioners who were seeking to
worship the Goddess, but, suddenly, they were part of those who celebrated her: they
turned themselves into the light while they still being demons.

Accompanied by a snake that is placed on its horns in infinity symbol, eating its tail like the
Uroboros, the Oopart, in particular, represents a demon that breaks ranks, that embraces its
shadow; encouraging to embrace the shadows, because they do not define us, we are the
ones who finally choose.


The Oopart performs different musical compositions by Danilo Dawson but in trio jazz, as
well as declarations (in live shows) that refers to different landscapes of the Chilean
territory and Latin American culture.

First Recording