Peruvian music day means the best of chicha and Afro-Peruvian music, as well as full stream of Roots of Chicha 2

By 13 October, 2010

Yesterday was officially Peruvian Music Day. There can’t be many days when two albums of fine Peruvian material are released internationally on the same day. Those releases in question are The Roots of Chicha 2, a fine selection of Peruvian/psychedelic cumbia, normally referred to as chicha, and Pena, a collection of newly-recorded Afro-Peruvian standards.

You can read our review of The Roots of Chicha 2 HERE, as well as read an interview with Olivier Conan, who compiled the record, right HERE. We have also reviewed Pena, which can be read HERE, and also spoke to Eric Foss, who produced and released the record. That interview can be found HERE. In addition, listen to “El Mayoral,” one of the highlights of the record right HERE.

And if all that was not enough, we can now announce that The Roots of Chicha 2 will be available to stream for the first two weeks of its release. You can listen to that stream right here:

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We can also announce the following dates to celebrate the release of these records:


October 14th @ Zebulon [Feat. Chicha Libre] / Brooklyn, NY [FREE SHOW]
October 14th @ Elbo Room [Afrolicious Party] / San Francisco, CA
October 15th @ Club Deville [Peligrosa Party Feat. Uproot Andy] / Austin, TX


October 29th @ Cedar Cultural Center / Minneapolis, MN (CD Release Party)

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