Dormant for about 30 years, Peru’s chicha music — a hybrid sound popular in the 1960s and 1970s that blends Andean and cumbia rhythms, among others, with psychedelic effects — is experiencing a global reawakening.
In its native Peru, it’s more of a rediscovery of a largely forgotten sound buried under decades of internal conflict and violence. In the U.S., the recent resurgence uncovers a sound fresh to a new generation of music listeners. With the emergence of U.S.-based chicha bands including Austin’s Money Chicha, the music has begun reaching ears across cultures.
The story you’re reading is premium content from the Austin American-Statesman. Subscribers get total access to all our in-depth news, digital editions and exclusive premium content. You can also buy a 24-hour digital pass or 7-day digital pass.
Read MyStatesman.com now — 24-hour digital pass99¢ for 24-hours
Read MyStatesman.com all week — 7-day digital pass$3.99 for 7-days
Subscribe to the Statesman for as little as 33¢ per dayView Offers
For Subscribers: Register your account for digital access.Access Digital
For Subscribers: Sign in here if you have already registered your account.Sign In
Featuring: Austin’s Money Chicha, Brooklyn’s Chicha Libre and Tucson’s Chicha Dust
When: 9 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Flamingo Cantina, 515 E. Sixth St.