Saturday, February 20, 2010

Va Roots of Chicha: Psychedelic Cumbias From Peru

Chicha started out in the late 60's, in the oil-boom cities of the Peruvian Amazon. Cumbias Amazonicas, as they were first known, were loosely inspired by Colombian cumbias but incorporated the distinctive pentatonic scales of Andean melodies, some Cuban guajiras, and the psychedelic sounds of surf guitars, wah-wah pedals, farfisa organs and moog synthesizers.

Chicha, which is named after a corn-based liquor favored by the Incas, quickly spread to Lima. It became the music of choice of the mostly indigenous new migrant population - mixing even further with rock, Andean folklore and Peruvian creole music.

Very much like Jamaican Ska or Congolese Soukous, Chicha is western-influenced indigenous music geared toward the new urban masses who wholly identified with the new hybrid . Chicha is at once raw and sophisticated --and until now, it had never been released outside of Peru. An amazing compilation! Guaranteed: you'll love Chicha!

01.Sonido Amazónico 02.Linda Nena 03.Cariñito 04.A Patricia 05.Sácalo Sácalo 06.El Miagro Verde 07.Para Elisa 08.Linda Munequita 09.Muchachita del Oriente 10.Elsa 11.Vacilando con Ayahuesca 12.El Guapo 13.Mi Morena Rebelde 14.Si Me Quieres 15.Me Robaron mi Runa Mula 16.La Danza de Los Mirlos



Plague said...


DaBoss said...

Damn, they killed that fast. good now.

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