Free Chicha Libre Concert | Amoeba SF
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Amoeba Music | 1855 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
From gritty backwaters and backrooms, from retro equipment and deceptive nostalgia, the multinational outfit Chicha Libre – featuring members of Si Sé and Combustible Edison – returns with Canibalismo (out May 8th).
Like the legends of ’60s and ’70s rock sucked up and radically transformed the blues and jazz, today’s tropicalists are reshaping cumbia’s sound to suit their own unabashed, unconventional tastes. For Chicha Libre, this means vintage rock sounds rumble past irrepressible bursts of percussion, the Valkyries cavort to mellotrons, pan-Latin beats merge with curious lyrics, and the occasional passerby joins in with Guinean guitar or pedal steel riffs.
Also catch them later that night at Brick & Mortar.
Links: Event detailsCost: FREE
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