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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Canibalismo (Barbes/Crammed Discs)

Although the band is far away in time and place from the origins of the music that inspires them, New York City's Chicha Libre builds from a long-lost Peruvian genre, chichi—the sound of Latin music converging with the Swinging '60s...
Monday, April 7, 2008

Sonido Amazonico (Barbes Records)

Recently an anthology was released in the United States of chicha, the mildly psychedelic music of 1960s Peru. Perhaps it’s no surprise that one of the world’s leading contemporary chicha groups is working out of multicultural Brooklyn, N.Y. Chicha Libre draws from old songs in the genre and original material, pulling the vocal and instrumental repertoire together into a playfully rhythmic yet often melodically

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