Los Wembler’s de Iquitos — who helped pioneer Peru's psychedelic cumbia sound in the '60s and '70s — have recorded their first new record in 25 years and are now going on a summer tour in Europe.
We are excited to support their concert in Berlin on July 13! at Säälchen, Holzmarkt25.
If you listen to the first notes of a few of their track, you will need no more explanation! This legendary band from Iquitos founded the Cumbia Chicha, a 1970’s psychedelic cocktail. The five brothers conquered the quarters of Lima, and soon became the soundtrack of a generation in Latin America. Recently rediscovered, they are now an inspiration for many musician and producers.
The after-party for the night, will get down with Dengue Dengue Dengue Feat Afroperuvian Drums.
<Dengue> means something like <The desire to celebrate>. The two artists Rafael Pereira and Felipe Salmon make sure they turn into a real boiler house of movement. The swirling legacy of Cumbias in the 60s and 70s mingles in their music with sounds from every corner of the globe, creating a global language whose vocabulary is as well understood in Berlin as it is in the vibrant streets of Lima. We could only think of them to continue the night after the legendary Wembler's. For this special night they don't come alone, and will present a special show with afroperuvian drums.
More Specials Guests from Nomade Friends to continue the night.
Los Wembler's sound is more psychedelic and groove-heavy than ever - make sure not to miss that one out!
© photo: Flavien Prioreau