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New Latin Flirt
indie // electronic // latin // tropical // alternative

FEELING THE LATINO VIBES With a growing population of Latin and Hispanic In Glasgow, New Latin Flirt seeks to challenge any misleading stereotypes of the Latin culture. BECAUSE WE ARE MORE THAN BURRITOS, BUT WE'D STIlLL LOVE ONE OR TWO ONCE IN A WHILE New Latin Flirt brings you the freshness of the emerging Latin American Indie scene, the rhythm of the major exponents of Latin music, and the madness when these two collide creating a Dynamic Latin American atmosphere. A variety of subcultures have been emerging across Latin America in the past decade, the show will take you on the journey offering you insights of these subcultures to accompanied the music. Creating a perfect environment for those who would like to know more about Latin and Hispanic culture, and for those who can't seem get enough to satisfy their cravings for spicy fresh Latin Vibes .

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The Roots of Chicha, Psycodelic Cumbia from peru
15/05/2015 // Unnamed Episode

On the edge of the Amazon in the ’60s, a sound emerged that united Peru’s indigenous melodies with Colombia’s highly-danceable cumbia rhythm, surf rock wah-wah pedals, and rock and roll’s organ-playing. These cumbias amazonicas migrated to Lima and became chicha, the soundtrack of empowerment for the era’s newly urbanized indigenous population. Chicha emerged around the time of Peru’s big oil boom and the associated rural-urban migration (and dislocation) of the time period. This happened to be the same period that guitar effects and compact electric organs became available, and worldwide local styles became electrified. Rural populations moved into the city.

Chicha is further characterized by the rich guitar tradition of Peru, which was translated to electric guitars. While other styles of music—like Andean folkloric and Afro-Peruvian music—became accepted by the powers that be in Peru, chicha was looked down upon by many as only for the poor and working class.The oddly post-modern combination of western psychedelia, Cuban and Colombian rhythms, Andean melodies, and idiosyncratic experimentation was close in spirit to the pop syncretism of Brazilian Tropicalia bands. But unlike Brazilian Tropicalia,chicha was not an intellectual movement. Its main proponents were working musicians who mostly came from poor backgrounds. Their job was to make people dance.

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