Dos Santos and Money Chicha bring ‘Chicha Summit’ to NYC| 29 August, 2017
Is New York ready for some chicha?
Two chicha heavy bands are collaborating for a tour that will bring tropical cumbia and psychedelic Latin sounds to the Big Apple and some other parts of the country’s eastern and Great Lakes regions. The “Chicha Summit” tour kicks off at Brooklyn’s Bell House on Thursday, 31st of August. (See the rest of the “Chicha Summit” tour dates and venues here.)
Dos Santos: Anti-Beat Orquesta is a Chicago-based band that rocks the sounds of popular Latin dance genres, such as Colombian cumbia and afro-Caribbean Salsa, with psychedelic flare. The band’s gritty and grassroots approach captures the “golden age” of streamlined tight-knit ensembles of the 1970s and 80s that shook sweatbox dance floors with fierce energy all over Latin America. Think honest dance music with no frills and no fear, anchored by reverb-slathered guitars, Hammond organ, and syncopated percussion.
Austin’s Money Chicha is a psychedelic cumbia band incorporating the sounds of fizz, reverb and heavy percussion. Public radio station KUTX 98.9 Austin describes their sound “… a bit like taking a hit of acid, downing a couple shots of Tequila, and hopping a plane to 1960s Peru.” Sounds like it’s a double bill New Yorkers who love psychedelic Latin sounds don’t want to miss.
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