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Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
Band Folk World


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"If "original" is what you seek"

If "original" is what you seek, look no further than Chapa, who effortlessly blends high art with folk-inspired spiritual music. This is pure poetry. The classical instrumentation coupled with bold experimentation make Chapa and his band of merrymen cutting-edge artists. This music challenges the mind and the senses."
- Howard Lawrence, Reverbnation Artist - Howard Lawrence, Reverbnation Artist

"The music of Chapa is its own best definition"

“The music of Chapa is its own best definition. If you are blessed with the talent of listening, this combination of half spoken poetry, orchestral themes, thematic development and masterful percussion will clear away the dust in some unoccupied corridor you have probably neglected. That half sung dying fall in the voice, and woodwind song, the bliss of gliss, and the smile of a cello will take you to the garden where poetry grows.” - Billy Sheppard, Billy’s Bunker

"It is nearly impossible to describe the music"

"It is nearly impossible to describe the music with precision, mixing percussion, cello, organ and guitar to carefully crafted stories. Chapa's sound is reminiscent of the experimental Vinyl's of the 70's, such as Silver Mt. Zion, with his aerial quotations that are falsely minimalist."
- Eric Cambray, -

"Chapa and his group offer eccentric and against-the-grain music"

"Chapa and his group offer eccentric and against-the-grain music, deploying oboe, cello, and flute in an overall acoustic sound that takes chances and sometimes echoes the work of Jeff Buckley, Badly Drawn Boy and even the Incredible String Band. Chapa’s voice, recorded raw and unadorned, is fine in an alternative context and his lyrics are literate. The tunes seem “live in studio,” yet conjure rich atmospheres, especially the tranquil, Asian-influenced “This World Around.”"
- Music Connection - Music Connection


A Look To The West - Released 2008...
A Buyer's Ride - Released 2005...
Believing EP - Released 2006.
Much Love EP - Released 2002



Chapa, an LA-based musical artist, represents the fusion of intelligent and individualistic talents into a collective that explores the less-worn paths of music, discovering new sounds and aural ideas for the public's consumption.

Chapa's music has been called a "beautifully blended mixture of classical instrumentation, modern grooves, and timeless stories" most succinctly summed up as "orchestral folk."

"Music is something that makes you feel jovial, warm, sad, hopeful, vibrant, understood and loved all at once," Chapa says, describing his passion for creating evocative, fresh sounds that defy convention. In regard to the group's experimentation, he offers this thought: "Play the music that you love to play." It's a simple secret, he believes, to creating music that sets itself apart and offers something exciting for a jaded listening community. And to keep things fun, he shares this advice: "Treat life with a smile."