Friday, October 29, 2010

Roots of Chicha: Psychedelic Cumbias From Peru

Friday, 29 October 2010

Roots of Chicha: Psychedelic Cumbias From Peru

This is a really great compilation. There's nothing remotely psychedelic to found here. Using rhythms borrowed from elsewhere in the region, Jamaica, Cuba to name two. The Roots of Chicha features some of the most infectious dance tunes ever made..

1. Sonido Amazonico - Los Mirlos
2. Linda Nena - Juaneco Y Su Combo
3. Carinito - Los Hijos Del Sol
4. A Patricia - Los Destellos
5. Sacalo Sacalo - Los Diablos Rojos
6. Ya Se Ha Muerto Mi Abuelo - Juaneco Y Su Combo
7. El Milagro Verde - Los Mirlos
8. Para Elisa - Los Destellos
9. Linda Munequita - Los Hijos Del Sol
10. Muchachita Del Oriente - Los Mirlos
11. Elsa - Los Destellos
12. Vacilando Con Ayahuesca - Juaneco Y Su Combo
13. El Guapo - Los Diablos Rojos
14. Mi Morena Rebelde - Eusebio Y Su Banjo
15. Si Me Quieres - Los Hijos Del Sol
16. Me Robaron Mi Runa Mula - Juaneco Y Su Combo
17. La Danza De Los Mirlos - Los Mirlos


An amazing compilation! Guaranteed: you’ll love Chicha!

«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.» (Barbés Records – click for many more infos)

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VA ~ The Roots of Chicha 2: Psychedelic Cumbias From Peru [Barbès, 2010]

01. Constelacion - Los Destellos
02. Diablo, El - Compay Quinto
03. Silbando - Los Riberenos
04. Colegiala, La - Los Ilusionistas
05. Pastorcita, La - Los Destellos
06. Lamento Del Yacuruna - Los Wemblers De Iquitos
07. Como Un Ave - Grupo Celeste
08. El Hueleguiso - Manzanita Y Su Conjunto
09. A Trabajar - Chacalon y La Nueva Crema
10. Cumbia Del Desierto - Los Destellos
11. Hueleguiso, El - Ranil Y Su Conjunto Tropical/Manzanita
12. Agua - Manzanita Y Su Conjunto/Ranil Y Su Conjunto Tropical
13. Aguajal, El - Los Shapis
14. Paga La Cuenta Sinverguenza - Manzanita Y Su Conjunto/Manzanita
15. Siboney - Los Walkers
16. Danza del Petrolero, La - Los Wemblers De Iquitos

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This second volume is not a sequel. It’s an attempt to rectify some of the biases and inaccuracies of the first volume. Volume 2 focuses more on the urban aspect of the music and less on the Amazonian side. It highlights some lesser-known bands, and it also broadens its scope to include some of the early Cuban-influenced groups who would play such a crucial role in the elaboration of the chicha sound, as well as some of the later bands who play in the more Andean style that came to be referred to as chicha. More roots. More chicha' ~ press

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hopefully by now you're familar with the essential first volume of this series, which inspired other worthy comps like this & of course murky's encroyable stirruped in syrup purple chicha mix. so anyhu, vol 2 is equally stellar & features a riveting 24 page booklet chock fulla vintage fotos & notes, none of which are included here :) what an exciting age to be into good tunes. please don't hesitate to purchase the thang. this is my rainy day dream away musique. highest imaginable recommendation

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