The Roots of Chicha

Roots of Chicha Mixtape

MIXTAPE Roots of Chicha Mixtape

By 30 September, 2011

It seems like a while since we last featured chicha on the site, which is why we thought we’d bring you this little mix of tracks off The Roots of Chicha releases for this week’s mix.

REVIEW The Roots of Chicha 2

By 03 October, 2010

After the surprise success of The Roots of Chicha, released in 2007, there is no real surprise that a second volume has been issued. Both releases feature Peru’s chicha music, also known as Peruvian cumbia, or as the... Read Article

Going Underground: Peru

Going Underground: Peru

By 21 September, 2010

Here is our exploration into the underground scene in Peru. Among many things we have found a booming scene of chicha music, as well as many in thrall to the classic “nuggets” garage-punk of the 50s and 60s.... Read Article

Los Shapis — El Aguajal

By 09 September, 2010

In preparation for the release of The Roots of Chica 2 in October we thought we would post this excellent video of Los Shapis, who feature on the compilation, performing their song “El Aguajal” from the film Los... Read Article