"The Roots of Chicha: Psychedelic Cumbias from Peru (Barbes Records)" - Various Artists
- artist:Various Artists
- featured artist:Various Artists
- release year:2007
- CD (Compact Disc)
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- label:Barbes Records
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.