Chicha cumbia playlist

Here a playlist of existing & upcoming chicha cumbia releases from Peruvian bands on Rebel Up and Discos Horóscopo labels. Discover the power of chicha with Nikanor, Chacalon y La Nueva Crema, Los Shapis, Grupo Somos de Huanuco, Pintura Roja, Los Ovnis and more.
After the summer, we will release the 2LP retrospective compilation Chicha Popular (Love & Social Political Songs from 1980’s Peru Discos Horoscopo 1977-1987), 7inch of Los Shapis and Grupo Somos De Huanuco cult album.

ES > Aqui una playlista de actual y futuro lanzamientos de chicha cumbia de la bandas peruanas en los sellos Rebel Up y Discos Horóscopo ¡Descubre el poder de la chicha con Nikanor, Chacalon y La Nueva Crema, Los Shapis, Grupo Somos de Huanuco, Pintura Roja, Los Ovnis y mas….
Después del verano, lanzaremos la recopilación retrospectiva de 2LP Chicha Popular (Canciones de amor y política social de 1980’s Peru Discos Horoscopo 1977-1987), 7inch de Los Shapis y álbum de culto de Grupo Somos De Huanuco.

Sat 24 Oct > El Pulpo night @ La Tentation w/ Los Demonios de la Cumbia + DJ’s Gaetano Dub & Jo Selector

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This saturday our international friends of El Pulpo Collective are organising a special night in La Tentation, helped by Rebel Up! though we’ll not be there this night, as we are in Budapest for WOMEX.

The evening starts early with a concert by Galician folk musicians Narf & Uxia.

El Pulpo night will then kick off with special guests Los Demonios de la Cumbia!!!

This is the band project by DJ Kumbia Beats aka Marco Bustamente, resident of Antwerp but originally from Beni, Bolivia. This insatiable traveller, multi-instrumentalist and producer has formed a strong reputation over the last decade or so in the indigenous folk & electronic music scene of Bolivia. Los Demonios de la Cumbia is the result of a mix between 2 worlds, as they blend alternative electronic styles like moombathon with Colombian cumbia and Bolivian folk. Through this mix of traditional instruments and electronic effects one will hear the different Latin American nationalities represented in this group; Cuba, Bolivia, Chili, Paraguay and beyond. Fiesta pura with these demons!

Afterwards the DJ’s of Groovalizacion Radio /El Pulpo will provide all the tropical tunes you need to dance the whole night!

Groovalizacion Radio is a web radio station that started in 2008 and consists of journalists and cultural activists presenting shows with music from allover the globe, from traditional to urban sounds.
Gaetano Dub from Liege, who brings the wildest latin & roots tunes and Venezuelan DJ Jo Selector from Bruxelles will give you all the latin & african flavours mixed up for a heavy session of dancing.

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Doors: 20:30 til late

Entrance > 5€ all night!!

@ La Tentation
Rue de Laeken / Lakensestraat 28
1000, BXL

 

Sat 27 Sept > Rebel Up! Soundclash @ Salle Rogier Bxl, w/ special guests Capitol K & Rafael Aragon

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From september onwards, we will have new Rebel Up! Soundclash resident night every 2 months at Salle Rogier hosted by SebCat & LeBlanc. Every time with special international guests to make it even more special for all of you, bringing new global sounds to Brussels!


To kick off our first party night at Salle Rogier, we invite two special international guests for a night of cumbiatronics, global bass & digital global folk pop > Capitol K and Rafael Aragon!

 

Capitol K (UK – live)
The wizard producer of the Total Refreshment Studios and band member of Archie Bronson Outfit (Domino Records) will be performing his latest release “Andean Dub”. A collection of Cumbia Psych and Lofi, born of K’s wanderings through South America. An inspirational, original mix of deep Andean cumbia bass, analogue synth textures, sparkling percussion and spaced out live charango playing. Just check his amazing electronic cumbia sound below!

 

Rafael Aragon (FR – dj/live)
Rafael Aragón aka Rafiralfiro has latin and arabic roots but was born and raised between downtown Paris and its multicultural suburbs. Rafael’s eclectic taste and versatile take on music production, got him obsessed with the idea of mixing traditional folk music with contemporary electronic club music, looking for the perfect balance between the organic and synthetic, the past and the future. Rafael Aragon’s music is mainly club oriented, with heavy basses, infectuous rhythms, yet delicate, well balanced and highly psychedelic. You better be warned!

 

Rebel Up! dj’s SebCat & Leblanc
As residents and hosts of the night, Sebcat & LeBlanc will warm up the night and keep it going till late. Expect as always a diverse and eclectic mix of tunes from around the world. Global bass, digital folk pop, any good beats from the global south, rooted in local traditions… Select global, play local!

 

Visuals all night by VJ Alerta (CL/NL)
Latin inspired visuals by this Chilean wonder girl, who colourfully mashes traditional and modern latin spheres together into a warm digital psychedelic experience for the eye.
http://cargocollective.com/alerta

Spread the word, bring all your global friends and lets make this a crazy global party all together!

also see Facebook event.

Doors: 23:00
Damage: 5 neuros before midnight, 7 after
@ Salle Rogier
Passage Rogier (Metro Rogier) BXL

Timetable >
Rebel Up!: 23:00 – 01:00
Capitol K: 01:00 – 02:00
Rafael Aragon: 02:00 – 04:00
Rebel Up! 04:00 – end

 

Peruvian folkpop glory

This post is a warm-up for our soon-to-be activated Rebel Up bloggie. Keep your fingers clicking and eyes staring here for time to come.

The modern Peruvian cumbia is of a amazingly sweet sounding and peculiar kind, mixing the indigina Andean folk styles with digitalised pop sounds, harps, electric guitars and keyboards. Cumbia has always enjoyed popularity in the worker & lower classes of Peru and is regarded as tacky or unsophisticated by middle class snobs and rich folks. Here a selection of artists that enjoy a fair amount of cult popularity in today’s Peru.

La Tigresa del Oriente, the Tina Turner of the Peruvian cumbia. She’s said to be from the Amazonian part of Peru and her video clips are all set there. Old indigina traditions get enfused with a modern day sound; digitalised panflute melodies screech and the melody she sings is of classic indigina nature. All while leopardly clad women dance with anaconda’s, booty shaking inbetween locals who are holding up posters of Señorita La Tigresa. You got to love this song though with the tiger/panther screams. file under: folkpop galore kitsch. Thanks to Julio Pinchado for showing us this hidden gem!

Wendy Sulca is a child prodigy from Lima who is regarded as a young diva over there. Don’t expect her to sing about lighthearted fluffy nonsense like kid stars do in the West, as life is rough enough in poor Peru. She sings about social hardships in life that are common in Peru. This happy rhythmical song titled ‘Cerveza, Cerveza’ is actually a song against alcohol abuse among the indigine population. Nope, she ain’t asking for beer if that was your first thought.

Anita Santivañes, she’s the #1 harp-cumbia diva right now. We got to know this sweetly seducing tune trough Jace/Rupture’s excellent blog. *Bebi la miel de tus labios*; I drink the honey from your lips.
Classic song.