Chicha

REVIEW XIXA – The Code

By 08 May, 2019

The ‘rediscovery’ of Peruvian tropical nuggets over the last dozen years has led not only to some amazing reissues and compilations but also to a fascinating and vibrant resurgence of artists and bands influenced by the music. Much... Read Article

REVIEW Sonido Gallo Negro – Mambo Cósmico

By 06 April, 2018

When the current renaissance in cumbia got rolling in European about 18 years ago it was natural that its Peruvian psychedelic upstart cousin chicha would follow soon after. Labels like the incredible Vampisoul were showcasing Peruvian underground psych... Read Article

REVIEW Gitkin – Five Star Motel

By 26 March, 2018

The press blurb about the debut LP from Gitkin talks about inspiration coming from the artist’s wandering guitar salesman uncle and the international influences he came into contact with along the way. It makes sense of what is... Read Article

REVIEW Olaya Sound System – Quién Es Quién

By 10 November, 2015

The roots of Peruvian music are inspiring fresh new fusions from fertile bands like Bareto, Pangolin Sound System and Chintatá. It’s not just about them putting value in their immensely rich musical traditions, it’s about the knowledge, the... Read Article