Chicha Libre with Alma Andina – at The Cedar

Chicha Libre
Alma Andina
Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 7:30pm

KFAI is proud to sponsor Chicha Libre at the Cedar Cultural Center on Sunday, June 29, at 7:30 pm.

Chicha Libre return with their potent brew of Latin rhythms, surf music and psychedelic pop inspired by Peruvian music from Lima and the Amazon.

While Chicha Libre’s repertoire has evolved somewhat from the Peruvian canon, the sound and approach are completely indebted to the Peruvian bands it originally emulated. Like them, they use surf guitar, organ sounds and Latin percussion to play a mixture of borrowed and homegrown sounds.

The borrowings are somewhat different - classical music and pop debris from 3 continents in Chicha Libre's case – but the Latin rhythms that form the basis of the music are both as close and as foreign to them as they were to the Shipibo Indians who first took up the electric guitar.

Alma Andina open, performing Andean and Latin American music.

More information is available at The Cedar Cultural Center.