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Money Chicha Brings Fusion of Cumbia, Psychedelic Rock and Surf to Luna


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ATX’s Money Chicha, which features members of Grupo Fantasma and Brownout, two bands our readers should be familiar with, plays an update on the style known as Chicha.

Named after a beverage made from maize, sometimes fermented and sometimes not, which is popular in South and Central America, Chicha is a derivative of cumbia music fused with elements of psychedelic rock and surf, as well as the Peruvian highland’s folk music form huayno. Hugely popular in the 1960s, when psychedelia seeped into everything, Chicha music still captures the imaginations and mystical yearnings of folks across continents and generations. As a style of music, Chicha represents the heady possibilities of cross-cultural pollination exceptionally well, and Money Chicha delivers on the promise of the genre with mind-bending alacrity, blending in its own touches of extra fuzz and raging percussion. Chicago quintet Dos Santos, with its groovetastic pan-Latin sound, will also perform.

$10, Thu Aug 9, 8pm, Luna, 6740 San Pedro Ave.,
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