Chicha Libre Goes To Sleep

A Tropical Hibernation Party
With Los Crema Paraiso, Sonido Chichadelico & Special Guests
Doors open at 7pm – Music starts at 8pm​
$12.50 in advance, $15 at the door
Tickets available here.

Blame it on Spotify, or the state of the Argentinean economy. Blame it on Russian pirates and the fear of erupting volcanoes. Blame it on the Polar Vortex and careless airlines Blame it on irreconcilable geographical differences among band members. Whatever the case may be, Chicha Libre needs a nap. To mark the event, Chicha Libre is throwing a party at Pioneer Works – a last cumbion you could call it – and then going to sleep for an undetermined amount of time.

Chicha Libre was started seven years ago, as a vehicle to pay tribute to Peruvian psychedelic cumbia, a form then mostly overlooked by the writers, censors and tastemakers who tend to define official music history. The band, which includes members from France, Mexico, Venezuela and the US, quickly turned into an original project, writing and producing its own singular brand of dance folksy prog rock meets Latin Psychedelia. The group has since travelled the world. Much to their surprise, they discovered that they had a very large following in Argentina and had become a cult band in Chile and Mexico. Chicha Libre also toured extensively in Europe and also performed in Turkey, and of course, Peru.