Martin Bruhn – Picaflor (LP)


Black vinyl with printed inner sleeve

Released by Shika Shika

This was one of our favourite albums of 2021, an updating of huayno, cumbia and other Peruvian Andean big band sounds by Argentine percussionist Martin Bruhn. It packs a punch.

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Press release:

“Shika Shika is proud to present ‘Picaflor’, the new album by Argentine percussionist and composer Martin Bruhn. Filled with colour and festivity, this new release takes us on a journey to Peru’s Mantaro region and is a heartfelt homage to the Huanca music and culture.

Recorded during the first year of the pandemic in Martin’s home studio, it has a beautifully simple, almost Lo-Fi aesthetic to it, which pays tribute to and resembles the original vinyl recordings of the andean region’s huayno orchestras.

In Martin’s own words: “There are commendations, homages and dedications, call it whatever you want, but I like to think of this album as a celebration. PICAFLOR tries to go beyond a simple search for musical similarities. It pays tribute to a certain sonic aesthetic, to the orchestral originality and the great simplicity of this music. It is an ode to the greats: Picaflor de Los Andes, Flor Pucarina, Zenobio Dagna, the Ases de Huancayo orchestra, to Charlie de la Cruz Palomino and to so many others I do not know. In short, this album represents the constant search for my own carnival and this time I am happy to invite the rest of the world to join this great fiesta.””

Additional information

Weight 294 g
Dimensions 31 × 31 × 1 cm