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A Brooklyn band with musicians from three continents, Chicha Libre has just released its second album, Canibalismo.
May 8, 2012 Chicha is a corn-derived liquor native to the South American Andes since ancient times. It's also a quirky style of pop music that developed in the Peruvian Amazon in the 1960s and '70s. All of that provides inspiration for Chicha Libre, which has just released its second album, Canibalismo.
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Chicha Libre's new album, Canibalismo, comes out May 8.
April 29, 2012 With Venezuelan, Mexican, American and French members, the band plays in a Peruvian style that itself resulted from cross-cultural fermentation in Latin America.
June 16, 2008 Conan plays an instrument called a cuatro with Chicha Libre, a band that pays tribute to the classic Peruvian Chicha groups of 40 years ago. Here, he talks about how he got hooked on the rollicking groove of Chicha. Conan says that the way his band plays Chicha music isn't traditional, but neither were the groups that covered "Fur Elise" with a surf guitar.
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