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La Chiva Gantiva 10 years Anniversary


New single released in Sept 2020 - feat Jupiter and Okwess and Jacobo Vélez El Callegúeso
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  • country:Colombia
  • region:Northern Europe
  • style(s):Cumbia, Rock
  • label:Crammed Discs
  • type:Band
  • gender:male, female
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal, electronic, percussion, rock band, salsa and latin band, dance orchestra, guitar
  • artist posted by:Si Asbl

Line up

  • Felipe Deckers (Guitar, Tiple)
  • Jose Buc (Bass)
  • Martin Mereau (Drums)
  • Natalia Gantiva (Percusions and voices)
  • Rafael Espinel (Leader voices , percusions and guitars)
  • Tuan Ho Duc (Saxo)


La Chiva Gantiva plays music without borders! Genre bending and adventurous they’ll make you dance, jump or mosh with their original combination of rock, funk, hip hop and punk with Colombian rhythms, while preserving a jam mentality and multicultural origins.
Known for their live antics and frontman Rafael Espinel’s empathy towards the audience, La Chiva Gantiva are a treat to see live but also an amazing trip around the world when any of their three studio records play at a Colombian party, at a Belgian bar, or at a Mexican radio station.
The band was born in Brussels with a group colombian percussionists playing together in order to feel closer to their homeland. Brussels being an amazing cosmopolitan and multicultural city, the team quickly grew and added musicians from diverse backgrounds but sharing the same passion for live music. The members of the band are from Colombia, Belgium but also Vietnam and Chili.
The result of this cultural soundclash is a unique musical style and explosive on-stage energy, that has lead them on the five continents and the biggest festivals throughout the world.
«They are a frenetic carnival-punk racket that detonates like a Molotov cocktail of rock, rap, soul and ferociously funky Latin rhythms» The Times (UK).
3 Albums
Pelao 2011 - Vivo 2014 - Depegue 2017
Actually for 2020 we released 2 new singles - "Hermano Yo" produced by Richard Blair and "Todo Bien" produced by Rafael Espinel (leader of the band ) feat Jupiter & Okwess and Jacobo Vélez El Callegueso.