Various Artists – Chicha Popular 2LP (BACK IN STOCK!)


Musical revolutions are often born from the people. Peruvian ‘chicha’ cumbia is the music born in the “barrios bajos” (slums), alleys, hills and the peripheries of Lima on the coast and cities on the edge of the Andes mountains in the late 70’s and 80’s.
Discos Horóscopo was a company on the margins of the official Peruvian music industry. Between 1977 and 1987, the Discos Horóscopo label produced the largest wave of Andean tropical cumbia in the world; ‘chicha’, a reference to the indigenous Andean alcoholic drink. The label was filled with contemporary iconic figures such as Chacalón y La Nueva Crema, Los Shapis, Pintura Roja, Los Ovnis, Grupo Alegría and other groups which today have a cult status in Peru and beyond. Together they created a unique style with the capacity to talk about both love and uprooting, unemployment, struggle of classes, internal violence and impossible loves.

This compilation brings together iconic songs from that era, from the theme of love songs (A + B side) as well as social political songs (C + D side), highlighting the emotions that this music brought to the popular working classes of Lima, nationwide and the diaspora. More than 30 years later, these songs continue to resonate like the mirror of a country that was reborn but this time is looking at itself and its own identity.

Released on outernational label Rebel Up Records in collaboration with Discos Horoscopo.

Limited deluxe edition 2LP comes with 12 page booklet with liner notes & lyrics (English + Español) 


Various Artists – Chicha Popular: Love & Social Political Songs From Discos Horoscopo 1977-1987
Chicha cumbia rock & pop from 1980’s Peru

Released on 21 January 2022
Normal black vinyl 2LP, 140 grams + download code
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Weight 0,650 kg

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