Peruvian Cumbia from Rolando Bruno y Su Orquesta MIDI07 April, 2012
Brand new Peruvian cumbia for you today, which – in keeping with cumbia’s status as an international genre – comes from Argentina. Rolando Bruno y Su Orquesta MIDI is a project from Rolando Bruno, original member of Los Peyotes, who were one of the first bands in Argentina to fall under the spell of Peruvian cumbia or chicha, to give it it’s other title.
The four tracks that make up Presentando a Rolando Bruno y Su Orquesta MIDI (EP) were recorded at the end of 2011 and mark the first release for the group, who in effect are just Rolando Bruno with his guitar and a MIDI set-up. So it will be interesting to see what the project is like as a live show, especially considering they already have shows in Chile and Brazil lined up for May. On their Bandcamp page the shows are described as being “a guarantee of Amazonian dancing until the last drop of sweat has been rung from the public.”
The project is influenced by some of the biggest names in Peruvian cumbia, groups like Chacalon y La Nueva Crema, Los Destellos, Los Pakines, Los Shapis and Juaneco y Su Combo. Have a listen to the first four tracks below:
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