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La Chiva Gantiva, 6 musicians live music band that plays colombian rythms mixed with occidental influences. The band is based in Brussels.

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LA CHIVA GANTIVA starts in Brussels with a group of Colombian percussionists playing together, in order to feel closer to their homeland and its rich musical heritage. Pushed by a desire to assert their roots and reproduce Colombian rhythms of yesteryear, like less well known rhythms such as the «champeta», the «chirimia» and the «mapalé», LA CHIVA GANTIVA uses traditional Caribbean instruments such as «la tambora», «el alegre», «el llamador» and «maracones». LA CHIVA GANTIVA does not stop there, they also incorporate instruments like the bass guitar, the clarinet and the saxophone which reflect the diverse influences of the group: Colombian (with the likes of Toto la Moposina, Lucho Bermudez and Petrona Martinez), Latin (Fania All Stars, Irakere), African (Fela Kuti and Tony Allen), Jazz (Lionel Hampton), Funk (the legendary James Brown) and Rock (Red Hot Chili Peppers and Rage Against the Machine).

The result of this soundclash is a unique musical style and explosive on-stage energy, that has opened their path to many big festivals throughout Europe. Since 2005, La Chiva Gantiva has played in the biggest festivals in all Europe, Australia, New Zeland, Canada, EEUU, Colombia, Russia, Benin, Costa Rica even.

La Chiva Gantiva continues to grow and to build upon their compelling and inspiring musical universe. With their show they blowup energy, because of that they played in many important spaces of all the World the Olympics Games in London (2012) Panamerican Games in Toronto (2015), Roskilde Festival 2014, Les Nuits De Fourvieres, Festival Jazz a Vienne (France 2015) , Womad Festivals (UK, Russia, Spain, Australia, New Zeland), Mexico Festival VIVE LATINO 2016, South Corea Tour 2016 etc.

The first two Albums are edited by The Label Crammed Discs : Pelao (2012 ) Vivo (2014 ).

For 2017 we are going to have new Album! Womex have the exclusivity for the new music !

participating in

  • WOMEX 2019
  • WOMEX 2017
  • WOMEX 2016
  • WOMEX 2015
  • WOMEX 2014
  • WOMEX 2013
  • WOMEX 2012
  • WOMEX 2011


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