Chicha Libre
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Chicha Libre

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
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Sonido Amazonico!

Chicha Libre airplay all over the world. The group has been featured on mainstream radio stations in Argentina and Peru. It has been played extensively on NPR in the US>



Inspired by the Amazonian music craze that shares its name with the liquor favored by the Incas and still very popular throughout Peru, this new Brooklyn-based band are here to intoxicate you with their potent mixture of latin rhythms, surf music and psychedelic pop.
Chicha Libre draw their inspiration from... Chicha, a form of Peruvian music that emerged from the Amazon in the early '70s, loosely derived from Colombian accordion-driven cumbias but incorporating distinctive Andean melodies, some Cuban son and heady swirls of surf guitar, farfisa organ and moog synth. All in all, a sound which wouldn't seem out of place in the soundtrack of a Tarantino movie.

By combining covers of forgotten Chicha classics with French-tinged originals, re-interpretations of '70s pop classics (such as 'Popcorn' and Joe Dassin/Toto Cutugno's 1975 hit 'Indian Summer'), and subtly executed cumbia takes on pieces by Satie and Ravel, Chicha Libre meld elegant homage with playful humour and a sublime twist of the new - pushing their music way beyond mere pastiche and into strange, sun-blanched epiphany