Chicha

REVIEW Piper Street Sound – The Fall Line

By 20 November, 2014

Sometimes it is quite surprising how a sound or even a music style can move, translate and restate itself thousand of miles away from its original residence. An example is what has happened with Piper Street Sound, the... Read Article

REVIEW Cumbia All Stars – Tigres en Fuga

By 10 September, 2014

At first listen, it is so striking that it seems like a debut. Tigres en Fuga sounds fresh, vigorous and resonant, spreading incessant and pulsating rhythms for the entirety of the album’s 40 minutes. But then, when you... Read Article

MIXTAPE de Lacey’s Digital Cumbia Mixtape

By 25 August, 2014

From cumbia’s modest beginnings in Colombia, its influence has now stretched across the majority of South America. The sound of “Digital Cumbia” is a relatively new beast, with the primary sites of production now being Lima, Peru and... Read Article

REVIEW Piper Street Sound – 4 Chichas from the Piedmont

By 01 July, 2014

This concoction of Southern comfort goes down smooth, though heavily filtered and remotely distilled in the Piedmont. No, not in the Altiplano region of Peru, but the Piedmont, a plateau region located in the eastern United States between the Atlantic coastal plain and the main Appalachian mountains. Still,... Read Article