Enjoy a night getting back to the roots of psychedelic Cumbia from Peru when the Cumbia All Stars perform live in concert at Purdue Memorial Union South Ballroom, 101 North Grant Street, West Lafayette, Indiana 47906, on Friday, September 25th, 2015, at 8:00pm. Tickets are available online at Ticketmaster.com.
Members of Cumbia All Stars come from the legendary bands of Peruvian Cumbia and, after 40 years, they meet again to play together the music they participated in creating.
Few musical styles have been so unanimously popular as Cumbia in Peru. Planting its roots at the capital’s suburbs among the children of immigrants and in remote cities of the Amazonian Jungle, its mesmerizing melodies have been in the air for more than forty years.
Cumbia All Stars is a tribute to such a phenomenon, and at the same time, a journey in search of that original authentic sound – of delirious melodies with bold, resonant guitar lines and jerky beats. Displaying the same youthful energy as in days gone by, disdainful of the ravages of time, Cumbia All Stars delivers the roots of Cumbia, majestically reinvigorating the best songs of the genre whilst innovating composing new melodies that remain loyal to the origins of the music.
Known as living legends of Cumbia, these great musicians were involved in the creation of this new rhythm back in the 1970’s and who have kept on playing it during more than four decades. Band members include, Lucho Carrillo-vocals; Lucho Reyes-lead guitar; Anibal “Chapi” Aliaga-rhythmic guitar; Manuel Pecho-bass; Dante Reyes-baterie & drums; Enrique Yllescas-drums; Ernesto “Sanguito” Cadenas-congas; Héctor “Chiquito” Mattos-bongo.
Cumbia All Stars brought the biggest standards of Peruvian Cumbia to life on their debut album entitled, Tigres en Fuga released in June 2014 that included, “Quiero Que Amanezca“, “La Primavera Triste“, “Lamento en la Selva” and “La Tamborera“. Three new compositions were included, “Caballito de Siete Colores“, “La Cumbia del Parisino” and “La Cumbia de la Noche“, renewing the genre while staying faithful to its musical tradition. Tigres en Fuga was an invitation to rediscover forgotten musical treasures, with an innovative swing that bewitches young and old alike. [from Cumbia All Stars biography]
Listen to “Quiro Que Amanezca” by Cumbia All Stars on SoundCloud here.
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Friday, September 25th, 2015
CUMBIA ALL STARS
Purdue Memorial Union South Ballroom
101 North Grant Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47906