María Teresa / Cumbia del Desierto by Money Chicha
Austin-based future-cumbia group Money Chicha presents a fascinating exploration of the nexus of Peru’s legendary fuzzed-out early chicha sound and the band’s unique application of chicha-influenced sounds to their own original compositions.
This new single features two cover versions of Chacalon and Los Destellos classics recreated here in a faithful yet updated and energetic manner.
It anticipates their forthcoming new album that will feature guest collaborations with Peruvian legend Jose Luis Carballo (Chacalon/La Nueva Crema) and Colombian-American vocalist Kiko Villamizar as well as Nemegata frontman Victor Cruz on percussion.
released September 24, 2021