Kudai is a Chilean pop rock group. Its original members are Tomas Canas Manzi, Pablo Holman Concha, Nicole Natalino Torres and Barbara Sepulveda Labra. The band's name comes from the Mapudungun word kudaw, meaning "work."
Kudai are hugely popular mostly among teenagers in South America, Central America- Guatemala(one of the most important groups in music charts),Panama, etc. and Mexico.
In 2006 Nicole Natalino left the group, and was replaced by Ecuadorian Gabriela Villalba.
Kudai was formed in the year 2000, when a band of children was put together to sing tribute songs of Italian hits of the '80s. This band was called "Ciao", and produced only one disc with relative success. Afterwards, they begun to perform group-submitted songs and musical interpretation of diverse instruments and changed their name to "Kudai". This word comes from the mapudungun kudau (meaning young worker). Kudai released their first album "VUELO" (Spanish for flight) in 2004, and their first single "Sin Despertar" quickly escalated to the first places of Chilean music rankings. Soon they released their second single "Ya Nada Queda", which achieved great success as did their third single "Escapar". "VUELO" went platinum in August 2005.
Kudai was nominated for "Best Artist—Central Region" and "Best New Artist—Central Region" in the MTV Video Music Awards Latin America 2005. They released their first DVD, which included their 2004-2005 Tour, in September 2005. They are successful all over South America and Mexico.
In 2006 they recorded their second album. Its single "Dejame Gritar" reached number 1 at Latin MTV's TRL "Los 10 + Pedidos". They also released a video for "Quiero Mis Quinces"
During their promotional tour Nicole Natalino left the group, and she was replaced temporarily by Gabriela Villalba, an Ecuadorian singer who was part of an Ecuadorian group called "Kiruba". Gabriela was part of Kudai's tour opening act. Villalba became a permanent member of the group, and now contributes to the group's excellent trajectory.
They also perform the theme for the MTV Latin America's show "Quiero mis Quinces" (English:"I Want My 15").
They re-record their second album after the departure of Nicole Natalino and released on September 26 the new album featuring Gabriela's voice.
On October 19, 2006 the group won the MTV VMA Latin America award for "Best Pop Artist", which they dedicated to their fans and Nicole, ex-member of the group. After the success of the group, they were invited to the Vina del Mar Festival that was celebrated on February, 2007.
They moved to Mexico to launch their international career and leaving Chile. To say goodbye to their country, they played at Festival of Vina del Mar.
- En Vivo - Gira 2004-2005 (DVD)
01 - KUDAI EN VIVO
:#No quiero regresar (I don't wanna come back) :#Que aqui que alla (Here, there) :#Vuelo (Flight) :#Dulce y Violento (Sweet and Violent) :#Mas (More) :#Escapar (Escape) :#Acustico (Acoustic) :#Lejos de la ciudad (Far away from the city) :#Ya nada queda (There's nothing left) :#Quiero (I Want)
02 - VIDEO CLIP :#Making of "Sin Despertar" :#Video Clip "Sin Despertar" :#Making of "Ya nada queda" :#Video Clip "Ya nada queda" :#Making of "Escapar" :#Video Clip "Escapar" :#Extras :#Historia :#Remix "Ya nada queda"
All regularly released singles and their chart peak position.
- Official site (in spanish)
- Club Oficial de Guatemala
- Venezuelan Fansite (in spanish)
- Fansite (1) (in spanish)
- Fan Site (2) (in spanish)
- Fan Site (3) (in spanish)
- Kudai Lyrics
- Kudai: Lyrics, links and videos
- Topic Kudai Fotech
Other pages about Chilean musical groups
-Chilean rock -Gondwana (musical group) -Hetroertzen -Inti+Quila? -Inti-Illimani -Kudai -Lesbos in love -Los Jaivas -Los Miserables -Los Prisioneros -Los Updates -Lucybell -RIBO -Sol y Lluvia -Vigilante (band) -Weichafe
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