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Chicha Libre: Brooklyn Meets Peru Via Flirty Funk

This veteran Brooklyn band, together for twenty years, have only just released their first studio album — if you’ve ever caught them playing at Barbes, you understand why they were content strictly as a live band. And yet the disc perfectly captures their rich, hypnotic Peruvian-style funk. And these aren’t just great jams — they’re great songs: In standout track “Indian Summer,” sixties-style “chicha” cha-chas are wrapped in flirty piano and guy-girl vocals whispering in French.


Chicha Libre



¡Sonido Amazonico!

Barbes

Out now

$15.98