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Cumbia All Stars

They come from the legendary bands of Peruvian Cumbia and, after 40 years, they meet again to play finally together the music they participated in creating !

This musical wave was a phenomenon that could only take place during the sixties in Peru. A product of the effervescent environment of a decade of rediscovered freedoms, it takes roots in remote cities of Amazonia, and among children of immigrants who gave birth to a musical genre that is now an integral part of the Peruvian identity: Cumbia Huaracha, Amazonian Cumbia or simply Cumbia Peruana.

The Cumbia All Stars are among the creators of Peruvian Cumbia and they interpret, during their concerts, the most emblematic songs and the forgotten treasures of the repertory.

2013 is definitely the beginning of international achievements. In July 2013, they travel for the first time to Europe, on a successful tour of 18 dates in 10 different countries, among the most famous festivals of european summer, such as Festival Polé Polé (BE), the WasserMusik Festival (DE), the Amsterdam Roots Festival (NL), La Mar de Musicas (SP)…

Back to Lima in August, they start to work on the preparation of their first album, which will be released in January 2014 in Peru. In the meantime, they are invited by the Womex 13 Official Showcase Selection to represent the best of Peruvian Cumbia in Cardiff in October and announce their second European tour in less than 4 months!

Band members :

– Luis Carrillo – Singer

– Lucho Reyes – Lead Guitar

– Cesar Nicho – Rhythmic Guitar

– Manuel Pecho – Bass

– Ernesto Cadenas – Congas

– Hector “Chiquito” Mattos – Bongo / Campana

– Dante Reyes – Drums & Timbales

Collaboration SELVAMONOS PROD


Los Mirlos

Named after a black bird in their native jungle, Los Mirlos are the uncrowned kings of tropical Peruvian Cumbia, or Cumbia Amazonica. The band came together in Lima during the oil boom of the 70s and created a uniquely new and powerful party music inspired by the Anglophone psychedelic rock and surf music of the time.

Fast-forward some 40 years, and Los Mirlos have travelled and performed in almost every Latin American country, and are still considered essential for the culture of Amazonian Cumbia, not in the last place because of popular compilations such as “Roots of Chicha”, “Back To Peru”, and “Cumbia Beat Vol. 1”.

Songs like ‘La Danza de Los Mirlos’, ‘Sonido Amazónico’, ‘Lamento en la Selva’, ‘Muchachita del Oriente’, and ‘Chinito en Onda’ are kept in the memory of many people worldwide, who all danced to them at one point of their life.

The iconic band is well known for the incredible productions of psychedelic Peruvian Cumbia that they have produced since the 70’s. Widely known as the mastermind of the Peruvian-Amazonian Cumbia, they are back to the musical scene to share with the world the Peruvian musical history and the value of it.

Musicians
Jorge Rodríguez Grández – Lead Voice/Director
Danny Fardy Jhonston López – Lead Guitar
Jorge L. Rodríguez – Second Guitar & Keyboards
Urbano Melitón Ramírez Rojas – Bass
Luis Ramos Gómez – Choirs
Carlos Fernando Rengifo Rodríguez – Conga
Genderson Pinedo Vargas – Drums/Timbales

Dengue Dengue Dengue

Dengue Dengue Dengue! is a Tropical Bass duo from Lima-Peru. Behind the masks are Felipe Salmon and Rafael Pereira, two producers, dj’s and graphic designers/vj’s.

DDD was born in mid-2010 and inmediatly made themselves well known thanks to an impeccable audiovisual show, remixing and making mash-ups from their own tracks with old cumbias and modifying cumbia cult themes to electronic versions. All this always joined by amazing visuals and the always present masks.

In early 2011 they began to publish their first productions, being bloggued in major and specialized music portals in USA, Europe and the UK. Their sound started to spread faster, playing in major events and festivals in Peru. Along with the “Auxiliar” Collective, the start producing the TOMA! Sessions, helping to consolidate the growing and vibrant Tropical Bass movement in Lima, inviting musicians and DJs from different places to share sounds and ideas.

In October 2012 they released their debut album “La Alianza Profana” (or “The Unholy Alliance”) and the video for the single “Simiolo” . The Album and video, both published by the Peruvian label Auxiliar, are an instant success with both the press and fans, locally and internationally . The album caught the attention of Berlin´s Chusma Records, who later (2013), re-released the Album for Europe, Asia and Australia. They start traveling and playing important shows like the NOVA Art Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil and the III Iberoamerican Design Bienal in Madrid, Spain.

2013 is the year where things really took off : it started with a great Mexican tour and, in June, an amazing two month European Tour, playing at major festivals and clubs all around Europe in cities like Berlin, Vienna, Prague, Madrid , Barcelona, Paris, Stockholm among others. In July Chusma Records released the Simiolo Remixes EP, and Enchufada Records the track Lockumba for the “Upper Cuts” series, showcasing yet another side of the Dengue Dengue Dengue! sound.

By 2014 the sound of DDD had matured into a wider spectrum of sounds, bringing elements not only from Peru, but also studying and researching other cultures and their native sounds, traveling around Europe, Asia and the Americas playing shows, collecting sounds and ideas.

The duo released the EP “Serpiente Dorada” on Buraka Son Sistema´s label Enchufada Records, with 6 new tracks that take their music to a new level. They toured around the world during 3 European Tours (42 Shows) and also performed in Cuba, Japan, Argentina, Chile, China, Brazil, Colombia, etc. playing in the most renowned festivals like Roskilde, Dour, Paleo and an amazing show at the SONAR Festival Dome which was reviewed by Xlr8r as one of the best shows in the festival. They also had the honour of being invited by the Red Bull Music Academy to give a lecture in Tokyo on their academy sessions.

2016 is already full of projects and surprises, with the release of DDD´s second Album in May that will come with a new video and live show. They have 3 major tours planned for this year: a full Latin American tour from January to March, a European tour from May to August and a US and Canada Tour in September.


Official Selection Showcase BABEL MED MUSIC 2014 (Marseille / France)

NEW ALBUM OUT MAY 2016 on ENCHUFADA Records

Collaboration SELVAMONOS PROD