Doors open at 8:30pm / Concert starts at 9pm
$15 Advance / $20 Door
For 43 years La Peña Cultural Center has supported artists and genres before they gained wide popularity.
Following this tradition, we are celebrating La Peña’s 43rd birthday party with a concert by La Chamba, a Los Angeles-based group that is blowing up and resurfacing a musical genre called “Chicha”.
La Chamba fuses psychedelic electric guitar & organs with Afro-Latin rhythms, such as cumbia, salsa, timba, rumba and other global rhythms. The group is inspired by 60’s & 70’s psychedelic Peruvian surf-cumbia genre known as “Chicha” music, popular among the working classes of Lima and the Amazon. Their sound pays homage to the vintage melodies of Peruvian Chicha music while creating a unique sound born in Los Angeles known as “Chicha Angelina.”
La Chamba has collaborated with Chicha legend, Jose Luis Carballo, who plays on La Chamba’s cover version of “Cariñito,” which was recently released on the band’s debut album, Ecos de la Selva. The album also includes tunes by Los Diablos Rojos, Los Destellos and Juaneco y Su Combo.