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Cultural phenomena streak through popular consciousness like meteorites. There's a significant, even life-changing, impact made somewhere, but for many it's only a moment that flickers by, soon to be swallowed back into the cosmos. Chicha might have been like that. Instead, a once-obscure music that enjoyed a fanatic embrace in the Peruvian slums of the 1970s has become a full-fledged global occasion - thanks to the stunning success of a 2007 CD called The Roots of Chicha. The album, released by the Brooklyn-based Barbès Records, was a passionate act of cultural appreciation: a heartstrong effort to turn the world on it's ear with something it had never expected to hear. It took listeners back to the late 1960's, when a number of Peruvian guitarists from Lima and the Amazon created a new electric hybrid, which mixed cumbia, surf, Cuban guaracha, rock, Peruvian folklore, and psychedelic touches. This new wave of Peruvian cumbia came to be known as chicha. Scorned by the middle-class and the official tastemakers, chicha remained mostly associated with the slums of Lima, where the ever-growing population of Andean migrants embraced the music and it's players as their own.
Cultural phenomena streak through popular consciousness like meteorites. There's a significant, even life-changing, impact made somewhere, but for many it's only a moment that flickers by, soon to be swallowed back into the cosmos. Chicha might have been like that. Instead, a once-obscure music that enjoyed a fanatic embrace in the Peruvian slums of the 1970s has become a full-fledged global occasion - thanks to the stunning success of a 2007 CD called The Roots of Chicha. The album, released by the Brooklyn-based Barbès Records, was a passionate act of cultural appreciation: a heartstrong effort to turn the world on it's ear with something it had never expected to hear. It took listeners back to the late 1960's, when a number of Peruvian guitarists from Lima and the Amazon created a new electric hybrid, which mixed cumbia, surf, Cuban guaracha, rock, Peruvian folklore, and psychedelic touches. This new wave of Peruvian cumbia came to be known as chicha. Scorned by the middle-class and the official tastemakers, chicha remained mostly associated with the slums of Lima, where the ever-growing population of Andean migrants embraced the music and it's players as their own.
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Roots of Chicha: Psycedelic Cumbias From Peru - Roots Of Chicha: Psycedelic Cumbias From Peru / Various

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Format: Vinyl
Label: Universal Uk
Rel. Date: 07/07/2023
UPC: 3516628409219

Roots Of Chicha: Psycedelic Cumbias From Peru / Various
Artist: Roots of Chicha: Psycedelic Cumbias From Peru
Format: Vinyl
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DISC: 1

1. Sonida 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

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Cultural phenomena streak through popular consciousness like meteorites. There's a significant, even life-changing, impact made somewhere, but for many it's only a moment that flickers by, soon to be swallowed back into the cosmos. Chicha might have been like that. Instead, a once-obscure music that enjoyed a fanatic embrace in the Peruvian slums of the 1970s has become a full-fledged global occasion - thanks to the stunning success of a 2007 CD called The Roots of Chicha. The album, released by the Brooklyn-based Barbès Records, was a passionate act of cultural appreciation: a heartstrong effort to turn the world on it's ear with something it had never expected to hear. It took listeners back to the late 1960's, when a number of Peruvian guitarists from Lima and the Amazon created a new electric hybrid, which mixed cumbia, surf, Cuban guaracha, rock, Peruvian folklore, and psychedelic touches. This new wave of Peruvian cumbia came to be known as chicha. Scorned by the middle-class and the official tastemakers, chicha remained mostly associated with the slums of Lima, where the ever-growing population of Andean migrants embraced the music and it's players as their own.
        
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