Music: Chicha Libre - Sonido amazónico - Full Album - Data - Site - Links - Psychedelic Peruvian Cumbia

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Chicha Libre - Sonido amazónico


2008 album

1 - Sonido Amazonico 0:00 - 4:16
2 - Primavera en la Selva 8:18
3 - Mi Plato de Barro 10:41
4 - Tres Pasajeros 14:44
5 - The Hungry song 18:50
6 - El Borrachito 23:44
7 - Pavane 27:30
8 - Six Pieds Sous Terre 31:02
9 - Un Shipibo en España 34:12
10 - Indian Summer 39:10
11 - La Cumbia del Zapatero 41:52
12 - Popcorn Andino 46:41
13 - Yo No Fui 49:41
14 - Gnosienne No.1



Chicha Libre plays a mixture of latin rhythms, surf and psychedelic pop inspired by Peruvian music from Lima and the Amazon. The Brooklyn collective is made up of French, American, Venezuelan and Mexican musicians who mix up covers of Peruvian Chicha with original compositions in French, Spanish and English, re-interpretation of 70’s pop classics as well as cumbia versions of pieces by the likes of Satie, Love and Wagner.

Chicha is originally the name of a corn-based liquor favored by the Incas in pre-colombian days. Chicha is also the name of Peru's particular brand of cumbia first made popular in the late 60's by bands such as Los Destellos, Manzanita, Los Mirlos and Juaneco y su Combo. While loosely inspired by Colombian accordion-driven cumbias, chicha incorporated the distinctive pentatonic scales of Andean melodies, some Cuban son, and the sounds of surf guitars, farfisa organs and moog synthesizers; an oddly post-modern combination of western psychedelia, Cuban and Colombian rhythms, national melodies and idiosyncratic inventions which were close in spirit to the Congolese rumba of Franco or the pop syncretism of Os Mutantes.

Chicha Libre started out in 2006 as a tribute to Peruvian pioneers but quickly evolved into an original project which MTV has cited as one of the world's preeminent Tropical Psychedelic band. Indeed, while they remain trueto their Chicha roots, Chicha Libre's music has taken a definitely more psychedelic turn drawing more and more from its members' alternative background.

Chicha Libre's sound and approach are completely indebted to the Peruvian bands it originally emulated. Like their mentors, they use surf guitar, organ sounds and latin percussion to play a mixture of borrowed and homegrown sounds. Their sound has become more processed, synth sounds and treated guitars and the borrowings are differ from that of Peruvian precursors - 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 inherent and as foreign to them as they were to the Shipibo Indians who first took up the electric guitar.

.Chicha Libre has performed around the world, including Turkey, The UK, Germany, Portugal, Belgium, Denmark, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, the US, Canada and, of course, Peru. They have showcased at WOMEX, in Copenhagen, and Globalfest, in NYC. They have played in Los angeles with guitarist Jose Carballo, of Chacalon y la Nueva Crema fame, in Lima with Los Shapis and in Berlin with Ranil, the legendary cumbiero from Iquitos. They have toured with cambodian psych-band Dengue Fever and shared the stage with bands as varied as Brazilian Girls, The Skatalites, Frente Cumbiero and the Orchestre Poly-rythmo de Cotonou.

Chicha Libre's music has been featured on TV shows Weeds and Homeland as well as a Simpsons' 20th anniversary special in which they were asked to play the Simpsons' theme "chicha" style alongside the likes of Red Hot Chili Pepper and ZZ Top. They have also scored a Vaclav Havel play which was performed at Colombia's Miller theater in the author's presence and two Charlie Chaplin films which they performed at NY's prestigious Merkin Hall. Their two albums, Sonido Amazonico and Canibalismo, are available from Barbès Records in North America, Crammed Disc in Europe and Random Records in South America, as is their EP Cuatro Tigres.



Chicha Libre site : http://chichalibre.com/




En un nuevo mojon en la saga de relecturas gringas de ritmos latinos made in Nueva York, el francés Olivier Conan impone a su grupo Chicha Libre. Suena a una continuación de la etapa Rei Momo (1989) de David Byrne y, también, del homenaje de 1998 del guitarrista avant-garde Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos al guitar hero cubano Arsenio Rodríguez (1911-1970). El reciente ¡Sonido amazónico!, editado acá por Random, revisita en hi-fi la chicha: el exótico sonido de grupos como Los Mirlos y Los Destellos, que a fines de los 60 introdujeron la psicodelia en la cumbia peruana, escalas pentatónicas de tradición andina con órganos Farfisa y guitarras surfers, a veces con wah-wah.

VIAJERO Olivier alude a una mixtura en su formación musical en la adolescencia. Por un lado, rockero ortodoxo, con el foco en NYC. Por el otro, fanático compulsivo de los ritmos latinos. (Su grupo paralelo se llama Las Rubias del Norte y mezcla boleros y música tradicional peruana y venezolana; en su Space, es amigo de Damas Gratis y elogia el contenido social de la cumbia villera.) En un viaje que podríamos definir como antropológico-musical, Olivier llegó a Lima a mediados de esta década buscando grabaciones. "No soy ni musicólogo ni antropólogo. Tal vez soy lo que los franceses llamaban un naturalista en el siglo XIX. Como soy curioso, escuché música chicha por accidente. Y así empezó todo." Olivier volvió a Nueva York con cientos de grabaciones de chicha y un nuevo concepto en la cabeza.

OBRA El primer disco de Chicha Libre llega a las bateas con un complemento indispensable: The Roots of Chicha: Psychedelic Cumbias from Perú, un compilado que sirve de guía con temas que Juaneco y su Combo, Los Mirlos y Eusebio y su Banjo, entre otros, grabaron entre 1968 y 1978. Allí descubrimos que esos grupos abrevaban incluso en Beethoven: ¡"Para Elisa" en cuuumbia! No resulta extraño, entonces, que los Chicha Libre canten en francés e incluyan obras de Eric Satie. ¿Y un Buena Chicha Social Club? "Lamentablemente, la mayoría de los músicos originales están muertos o demasiado desperdigados. Los contactos que tuve con los que quedan fueron buenos, pero no creo que un proyecto así sea posible", se lamenta Olivier, profundamente. Mientras tanto, celebra a Noé Fachin, guitarrista de Juaneco y su Combo: "Vivía en el medio del Amazonas y escribió canciones realmente extrañas. No sé de dónde sacó todo ese material: hacía cosas muy modernas y es muy difícil rastrear sus influencias".

Por Humphrey Inzillo

 
Gracias a Revista Rolling Stone
http://www.rollingstone.com.ar/1242597-conoce-a-chicha-libre





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