Thu 6 July > Rebel Up! @ Pantropical presents: Los Mirlos, WORM, Rotterdam

Hola!
this thursday, concert of famous Peruvian chicha cumbia band Los Mirlos in Rotterdam!!!

Pantropical is extremely proud to present the legendary Los Mirlos during their first ever European tour! Widely known as the masterminds of Peruvian-Amazonian Cumbia, Los Mirlos have recorded over 500 songs during their career. If you haven’t been living under a rock, chances are you have heard at least one of them, one way or another. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see this fantastic 8-piece live band led by founder Jorge Rodríguez Grández.

LOS MIRLOS (PE) – starts 21h15 !
Named after a black bird in their native jungle, Los Mirlos are the uncrowned kings of tropical Peruvian Cumbia, or Cumbia Amazonica. The band came together in Lima during the oil boom of the 70s and created a uniquely new and powerful party music inspired by the Anglophone psychedelic rock and surf music of the time. Fast-forward some 40 years, and Los Mirlos have travelled and performed in almost every Latin American country, and are still considered essential for the culture of Amazonian Cumbia, not in the last place because of popular compilations such as “Roots of Chicha”, “Back To Peru”, and “Cumbia Beat Vol. 1”. Songs like ‘La Danza de Los Mirlos’, ‘Sonido Amazónico’, ‘Lamento en la Selva’, ‘Muchachita del Oriente’, and ‘Chinito en Onda’ are kept in the memory of many people worldwide, who all danced to them at one point of their life.

DJ support by Rebel Up! SebCat & DJ Pinchado (AR), everything Peruvian from huayno folklore, selva, cumbia, guaracha & chicha cumbia!
Visuals by Jonathan Castro (PE).
+ Mecchanana cocktail bar

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@ WORM – Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam
20:30 – 01:00 | Los Mirlos: 21:15 | entrance: 15€
*** limited capacity! ***

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Sun 20 April special *Peruvian Chicha Cumbia* vinyl set by SebCat @ Bonnefooi, Bxl

hey folks,

SebCat came back from Peru with lots of good vinyl > about 35 LP’s and 60 singles of Chicha Cumbia from 60’s & 70’s.
This sunday afternoon, he’ll be playing a special chicha cumbia vinyl set at the Bonnefooi from 16:00 til 20:00.
Free in as always, and there should be some special Peruvian cocktail deals (pisco sour & chilcano). and maybe even some ceviche tapas portions!

cult band Los Shapis

cult band Los Shapis

Chicha cumbia is the Peruvian style of psychedelic cumbia originated in the Amazonian north and taken to the big cities, becoming famous allover the country and stil is! In those times, the chicha cumbia was looked down upon by many people (of higher so-called *sophisticated* classes), seeing it as music for the poor, the drunk, the criminals, the immigrants from the north or highlands. Indeed, it was the music of the poor labourers, those who lived & worked in shantytowns, music that sung about their hardships, giving them inspiration at the same time. All this makes for a wonderfull vintage style that possesses a special power through enchanting melodies, tremolo guitars and strong lyrics.

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The biggest bands of that era were Los Destellos, Los Diablos Rojos, Los Mirlos, Los Shapis, Chacalón Y La Nueva Crema, Juaneco Y Su Combo, Los Wemblers de Iquitos and many more. If you like to get this music, we can highly recommend the excellent Roots of Chicha compilations on Brussels label Crammed Discs or the refined Cumbia Beat compilations on Vampisoul.

see/hear some clips here >


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwAu4-ccqh8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRih_Qgivx8

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@ Bonnefooi bar
Streenstraat 9 (Rue des Pierres)
Bxl

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