Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Noteworthy album: the Roots of Chicha

The Roots of Chicha: Psychedelic Cumbias from Peru
Various Artists (Los Mirlos, Juaneco y Su Combo, Los Hijos del Sol, Los Destellos, Los Diablos Rojos, Eusebio y Su Banjo)
Barbès Records, 2007
I found this album on eMusic sometime last week and picked it up from the Carnegie Library yesterday. It is fantastic. The record label has a descriptive write-up of the music's historical development, and here are some samples:

Yes, that is a version of Beethoven's "Für Elise". (Looks like most of the 17 album tracks are on youtube if you seek them out.)

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