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The Sweltering Sound of Chicha Libre

By Richard Gehr, Contributor

Two Frenchmen, two Yankees, a Mexican and a Venezuelan walk into a bar… Amazonian-cumbia specialists Chicha Libre provide the deliriously danceable punch line to that multiculti setup every Monday night in the tiny back room of the Barbès nightclub, located in Brooklyn's decidedly temperate Park Slope neighborhood. Since 2005, when the group played its first gigs as the promisingly named Cumbia My Lord!, Chicha Libre has evolved from what vocalist, cuatro player and songwriter Olivier Conan… more »


  • 02.27.17 RT @LatinoUSA: Music from @elasticbond, #RioMira, @makusoundsystem, @CENTAVRVS, @ElMato, @chichalibre featured in this week's ep! https://t…
  • 02.07.17 RT @ElSonidoRadio: .@chichalibre - KEXP 90.3 FM - "The Guns of Brixton” by Chicha Libre, played by Chilly on El Sonido https://t.co/2sF4t3W…
  • 01.06.17 Locobeach (featuring members of chicha libre, los crema paraiso) play the #Weirdworld #APAP showcase! https://t.co/2vBOrqgeeB
  • 12.16.16 RT @newsounds: New Sounds of Cumbia & Chicha ft. @smylaorkesta (pic), @chichalibre, @layegros, @Money_Chicha, @ChanchaVia & more: https://…
  • 11.12.16 Featuring members of Chicha Libre and @loscremaparaiso @joshuacampmusic https://t.co/oSzAErX7LC
  • 11.06.16 C.A.M.P.O.S. First video is here! https://t.co/dtbEyBoAMv deluxe vinyl available on Peace & Rhythm #psychedelic
  • 11.01.16 Night of psychedelic Cumbia! C.A.M.P.O.S. OfficialVINYL release party! @djbongohead @Chichadelico @peace&rhythm https://t.co/uyC3wMbjPq
  • 08.17.16 This Monday! #barbes psychedelic #cumbia pop featuring members of #chichalibre and #loscremaparaiso https://t.co/NavxzAeicQ
  • 06.23.16 LOCOBEACH! New Cumbia disco project from the members of #chicha libre and @loscremaparaiso beach party! https://t.co/fssX0ZEpLd
  • 04.17.16 RT @BBC6MusicBot: Now Playing Chicha Libre - Alone Again Or @chichalibre https://t.co/5NP4IT7fEJ
  • 03.22.16 A few years back, Chicha Libre shot a video in the beautiful Belgrano Stadium, in Cordoba, Argentina. https://t.co/ISYc0iaezv
  • 01.21.15 RT @Clocktower_NYC: Our recording of the last show EVER from the Peruvian-cumbia @chichalibre live at @PioneerWorks_. We will miss you! htt…