Denver’s only Chicha band Don Chicharrón pays homage to the sonic result of Peruvian artists mixing the various aural stylings of their day: ‘60s psychedelia, Andean traditional folk melodies, and Afro-Cuban cumbia rhythms. Formed by Peruvian-American, Aldo Pantoja, Don Chicharrón filters its brand of Chicha through the songwriting influences of its 8 other members, giving its sound a bit of punk, surf, prog, jazz, reggaetón, salsa, and who knows maybe one day a bit of Weezer.
The incredible skill of each musician along with their love of cumbia is obvious in each song they’ve released but is more than infectious seeing them live. Don Cheech and its kind of cumbia is as influenced by the spaghetti western sounds of its Rocky Mountain deserts as it is by the Amazonian jungles and coastal cities that created Chicha. All are welcome to liberate their hips at the Don Cheech discoteca.
After many attempts and technical difficulties, Don Chicharron will finally be joining Super Sonido and La Molly on Sunday, March 5 at 4 pm to talk about their music, and upcoming projects and show off their brand new song!
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