On Friday, May 26, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and KRVM’s Sounds Global proudly welcome a night of world music with La Inedita.
La Inedita is a Peruvian band that formed in Lima in 2010. What makes this band so unique is the music mix of dancehall, hip-hop, rapping and Chicha (a Peruvian cumbia style).
"La Inedita: Leaders of the new Peruvian urban cumbia,” proclaims Latino Life / UK. “Direct from the barrio of La Victoria, Lima...La Inedita are tough! Masters at rhyming and rocking these guys are not for the faint hearted and are massively talented with a sound and style akin to Rage Against the Machine and Asian Dub Foundation. Often drawing on their cumbia or reggae roots these guys are the leaders of Peru's urban underground."
The story of how the band members got together is not the common way; they were not friends or neighbors as it is the case of most bands. They somehow found out about each other’s music skills through an internet network of friends. They got together just to jam and have fun. Although, after their very first jamming session, the sense of blending different music styles to come up with a musical fusion was present. This is how they came up with Chichamuffin, the music style they named after they mixed Chicha with ragamuffin.
Soon enough, the band began to play in the many venues of Barranco and downtown Lima. They received a lot of recognition and love from the audiences, so they were also called to play in a variety of music festivals, college campus celebrations and so on. Soon La Inedita had the opportunity to share the stage with well-known Peruvian bands such as: La Sarita, Bareto, La Mente, Sabor y Control, Vieja Skina, etc.
Afropop Worldwide reported, "One of the more impressive of these groups that has come across our radar lately has been La Inedita. The group hails from Peru and plays a combination of chicha, a style of cumbia influenced surf-rock and psychedelia that was popular in the 70’s, as well as dancehall/reggae burners, that is all topped off by rapid fire Spanish rapping/singing in a style somewhat reminiscent of reggaeton. The group’s blend is made more impressive by their evident instrumental talent; the guitar solos sting and bite, the rapper can really flow, the rhythm section is able to generate both genuinely threatening intensity and a dance floor filling groove (and often both at the same time)."
La Inedita recently released their album Chichamuffin, which is available to listen to online as well as to download for free on their website: www.lainedita.com
Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Doors open at 8:00 pm and showtime is 9:00.