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Chicha Mixtape | Sound Travels Dec. 3rd 2017

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Tracklist:

La Chicharata “Rosa Mosqueta”

Chicha Libre “La Danza de los Simpsons”

La Mecanica Popular “Montame en la Tormenta”

La Peruanita “Recuerda Corazon”

Juaneco y su Combo “La Cumbia del Pacurro”

Los Mirlos “Sonido Amazonico”

Manzanito y su Conjunto “Agua”

El Super Group “Oasis”

Los Compadres del Ande “La Mecedora”

Los Orientales “El Dragon”

Los Pakines “Venus”

Los Walker’s del Huanco “Todos Vuelven”

Los Ecos “sos… Peligro”

El Comienzo “El Arbol”

Pedro Miguel y los Maracaibos “Pirana”

Compay Quinto “La Rumba del Chinito”

Golden Stars “Tema de los Golden Stars”

Agrupacion Iligal Los Imparcial “Chicha y Amanecer”

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Vintage Peruvian vibes and a sound known as Chicha.

The weekend edition of Sound Travels was mostly a Peruvian affair as I explored some songs in from a style known as Chicha. Chicha takes the feel of cumbia, the timing and ‘tropical’ sound, adds elements of huayno (from the Peruvian Andes), criollo (classic Peruvian folk music) as well as the Afro-Peruvian music along with influences from Brazil, France, Cuba and Chile. 

Decidedly vintage, chicha is formatted like rock and roll with guitar, bass and percussion, though there are many variations. And given the era it arose from, it also tends toward the psychedelic sounds popular in those times.