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Chicha Libre Are Molesting Laura

Chicha Libre Are Molesting Laura

Brooklyn's psychedelic tropical and surf-cumbia act Chicha Libre are specialized in deviant covers since their very first album Sonido Amazonico. They've just released a fantastic new album called Canibalismo with a similar spicy recipe. In that respect they belong to the great chicha (Peru's own version of the cumbia) fusion's tradition with elements of literally every kind of existing music: funk, pop, rock, French variétés, krautrock, classical music, etc. In 2007 and 2010 Chicha Libre leader and Barbès Records owner Olivier Conan released two must-have compilations (The Roots of Chicha & The Roots Of Chicha 2), revealing this hidden latin genre to the astonished eyes of the world. That's why Olivier was a perfect match for a cumbia and latin Molesting Laura guest mix after the great interview we've just done with him. The result is a wild and unexpected clash of his personal tastes and obsessions for hybridations. Don't miss Chicha Libre playing their very first french gig at Paris' New Morning on June 30th.

Chicha Libre Are Molesting Laura
Chicha Libre - Are Molesting Laura
(MP3 Podcast on 2012-06-02

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Tracklisting :
01. Chicha Libre - Gnossienne n°1
(Satie cover, from 'Sonido Amazonico' album, 2009 / Barbès/Crammed)
02. Chico Trujillo - Ahora Quien
(Marc Anthony cover, from 'Chico De Oro' album, 2010 / Barbès)
03. Los Walkers - Siboney
(Ernesto Lecuona cover, from 'The Roots of Chicha 2' compilation, 2010 / Barbès/Crammed)
04. Cumbia Continental - Aba Naguila
(Hava Naguila, traditional hebrew song cover, from 'Cumbia Continental' compilation)
05. The Humphries - Ça Plane Pour Moi
(Plastic Bertrand cover, from 'The Humphries' album, 1995 / DMB)
06. Los Destellos - Para Elisa
(Beethoven cover, from 'The Roots of Chicha' compilation, 2007 / Barbès/Crammed)
07. Nat King Cole - El Bodeguero
(Orquesta Aragón cover, from 'Mis Mejores Canciones' compilation, 1993 / EMI Latin)
08. Las Rubias Del Norte - Confutatis
(Mozart cover, from 'Rumba Internationale' album, 2004 / Barbès)
09. Kronos Quartet - El Sinaloense (The Man From Sinaloa)
(traditional song cover, from 'Nuevo' album, 1986 / Nonesuch)
10. Chicha Libre - The Ride Of The Valkyries
(Wagner cover, from 'Canibalismo' album, 2012 / Barbès/Crammed)
11. Señor Coconut y su Conjunto - Radioactivity
(Kraftwerk cover, from 'El Baile Aleman' album, 2000 / Emperor Norton)
Total time : 36mn46s

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Credits :
Selected by Olivier Conan / Chicha Libre
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (
Artwork layout by Djouls (

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