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The Afro-Peruvian rhythm reborn with the merger of Chinchiví Group


Approaching the Afro-Peruvian music is wrapped energy, colorful, dance and exaltation by those ancient sounds than at other times migrated alongside slavery worldwide and evolved in every corner of the earth. The Chinchiví Group, not only emulates obvious musical characteristics of their own Afro-Peruvian roots but goes further by merging it with modern sounds making their eclectic and contemporary music.

Have you ever heard the typical Peruvian cajon ?; the typical Peruvian drawer with its characteristic blow joined the guitar chords, become emblematic in the Peruvian folklore; in Chinchiví these other components such as the guiro, and donkey jaw (Andean instruments), also accompanied by violin, maracas, bongos, congas and piano evoking the Latin jazz come together.

Irremediable exquisite ear for any mixture, a fusion that updates the landau and celebration, and about reggae and Latin jazz to own sounds. This is in addition they joined the powerful voices, engaging and unique energy, twins Joseph and Miguel Ballumbrosio, followers of the great legacy of renowned Amador Ballumbrosio Afro-Peruvian musical lineage, and with a long musical journey, provided the pace of folklore rock-pop singer and Peruvian composer Miky Gonzalez, Afro-Peruvian collaborated with many international artists and creators are Teatro the Millennium and the Tarumba, respectively. The group also make the guitarist and producer Kike Larrea, creator of successful groups like Los Mojarras and Arba, and finally Rodolfo Muñoz, musician guitarist, who has worked in several renowned groups and artists. States show that the tradition is as important as the actual music, especially if you know merge.

But how Chinchiví born ?, “Chinchiví” born from the encounter of four Peruvian musicians based in Europe: Ballumbrosio José Miguel Ballumbrosio, José E. Larrea and Rodolfo Muñoz. Felt in African-Peruvian rhythms vibration of our distant land, our culture and our history, a Peruvian feeling and at the same time as citizens of the world, shared for years with family, friends, in the streets and on stage France and Europe. Now is the time to share it with you. ”

The group’s name recalls an ancient drink of the Peruvian black slavery based in El Carmen, which was done with the not very ideal blend of natural beverages and flavors, famous folk festivals, and with the passage of time takes shape representative melody. Today, the Chinchiví Group lives up to its name by merging melodies and both Andean instruments, colonial and Europeans to give way to his own music, a universal music with committed and protest letters, since music and culture would not be what it is without the African contribution in this African-Andean case, and from there, the name of their first album: Runa Yana (black Andean Quechua).

Afro-Peruvian culture is reborn with the merger of Chinchiví Group and is here to stay, “the Afro-Peruvian culture is one of the foundations for the construction of Peruvian cultural identity is the result of the meeting between the African, Andean ancestral traditions and Europe, which is projected into the future with an indestructible force. ”


yanarunaTracks on the album “Yana Rune”

01. Landó Angolano. The predominant drum and drawer between the Peruvian and African folklore.

02. Tierra. The land is everything, life, freshness, food, home, and death.

03. Cajón Peruano. “Do not put strings” “cedar and pine is my taste” sings the Peruvian drawer itself with a show of unparalleled rhythms.

04. Adelina. Dedicated to the mother of Joseph and Miguel Ballumbrosio. The story of a working mother with 15 children, all artists and musicians, “maire strength” or strength of mother.

05. Amador. Tribute to the creator of zapateo and renowned violinist. Father of Ballumbrosio, mainstay of Afro-Peruvian music and dance. “His feet on the ground up sound”.

06. Hechizo. The African dance, although very sensual, its mystery and spell is on a look.

07. Raíces. No matter where you go. no matter who you are, the roots always call.

08. Báilalo. Whether you’re black or white, you are invited to dance a rhythm with history.

09. Chinchiví. traditional theme that evokes the own drink of black slaves; forget the cotton work, dancing, singing and drinking: “Chinchiví makes me laugh, makes me enjoy Chinchiví …”

10. No hay más dolor. For Ballumbrosio, return to El Carmen Chincha (Peru) is always synonymous with rhythm, celebration, land and tradition.

11. Comilona Chinchana. The representative parties Chincha Carmen, always carry a “feast” for attendees.

12. Yana Runa. Black and Andean united by music and roll it around the world.




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