Inspired by the Amazonian music craze that shares its name with the liquor favored by the Incas and still very popular throughout Peru, this new Brooklyn-based band are here to intoxicate you with their potent mixture of latin rhythms, surf music and psychedelic pop.
Chicha Libre draw their inspiration from... Chicha, a form of Peruvian music that emerged from the Amazon in the early '70s, loosely derived from Colombian accordion-driven cumbias but incorporating distinctive Andean melodies, some Cuban son and heady swirls of surf guitar, farfisa organ and moog synth. All in all, a sound which wouldn't seem out of place in the soundtrack of ...


CHICHA LIBRE : On tour + New EP !

Peruvian psychedelic pop warriors CHICHA LIBRE will perform their "intoxicating mix" of exotic sounds in Europe this coming week ! And they're bringing along with them the new, digital only, "Cuatro Tigres" EP!

Here's the dates:

22/03 FR Marseille Babel Med
23/03 NL Utrecht Rasa
26/03 FR PARIS L'Ermitage
29/03 FR TOULOUSE La Dynamo
30/03 FR AGEN Le Florida
31/03 FR LA ROCHELLE La Sirene

Here's what the French press has to say:

"Chicha Libre, the tropical phenomenon of psychedelic cumbia" 20MN
"A submersion in to the steamy amazon jungle" LIBÉRATION
"Playful and explosive... deliciously retro. A bit of sweet craziness, highly recommended." FIP
"Cumbia & pop from the '70s. An intoxicating cocktail!." LES INROCKS
"A hallucinogenic substance distilled from Cumbia, we relish it" VIBRATIONS
"With the force of surf guitars, electrovox wah-wah and synthesizers, they joyfully gather latin rhythms, rock sounds and Bollywood style curiosities with a good dose of irony,.. a tasty mix" TELERAMA

& the new EP ?

You can listen now on SoundCloud!
CHICHA LIBRE – Cuatro Tigres

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