Chicha and Ayahuasca Visions

Los Wembler’s de Iquitos – Visión del Ayahuasca

Los Wembler’s de Iquitos – Visión del Ayahuasca (Barbès Records, 2019)

Veteran Peruvian band Los Wembler’s de Iquitos is still active 50 years after its creation. Los Wembler’s is an iconic chicha band that makes slow-paced Peruvian Amazonian (sonido amazónico) psychedelic cumbia full of creative electric guitar melodies, effects and surf influences.

The album’s title connects with the psychedelic nature of Los Wembler’s: Ayahuasca is an indigenous Amazonian hallucinogenic brew used in traditional medicine that is becoming popular in the United States and other countries because of its alleged healing benefits and psychoactive properties.

Los Wembler’s de Iquitos will be touring North America in 2019:

09/10 Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA
09/11 Zebulon, Los Angeles, CA
09/14 Chicago World Music Festival, Millenium Park, Chicago, IL
09/15 Pandemic Dance Party, Pittsburgh, PA
09/16 Songbyrd, Washington, DC
09/17 Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA
09/18 World Music Collider, Northampton, MA
09/19 Nuits d’Afrique Festival. Théâtre Fairmount, Montreal, QC
09/20 BSP, Kingstson, NY
09/21 The State House, New Haven, CT
09/23 Le Poisson Rouge, NYC

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.
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