"Wax Poetics Premiere"
La MecÃ¡nica Popular celebrate the release of their new video “Guajiro.” Directed by Peruvian artist Muriel HolguÃn who is making her debut as videographer, “Guajiro” makes references to salsa and psychedelia in the style of 1970’s-era “Bitches Brew” Miles Davis mixed with Peruvian Harawis – old Andean chants which are almost forgotten even in Peru. Elba AmbÃa – featured vocalist on the track – learned the chants as a child in the mountains of Peru & collaborated with the band in the intro. She is an activist & advocate for the Quechua language, which we hear in the song.
WATCH THE VIDEO NOW: CLICK HERE
La Mecanica Popular Play Central Park Summerstage This Saturday; Premiere “Guajiro” Video On Wax Poetics!
“La MecÃ¡nica Popular is at the forefront of the new Latin sound of Brooklyn, torchbearers of a local tradition of psychedelia-influenced salsa that dates back to the â€™60s and independent conjuntos like Carlos Ramos and his Orchestra Fuego and the Dax Pacem Orchestra. The band, led by Peruvian New Yorker EfraÃn Rozas, combines experimental circuit-bent synths with Peruvian chicha-style guitars and tough salsa dura arrangements, never losing clave.” – WAX POETICS
LMP Share Stage With Fania Record‘s Legendary Roberto Roena Y Su Apollo Sound & Global Club Music Pioneer Little Louie Vega to Kickoff Summerwide Celebration of 50th Anniversary of Fania Records Label THIS Saturday, June 14th At 6 PM
STREAM Their Debut Self-Titled Album Here
“La MecÃ¡nica Popular is the most refreshing attempt at maintaining Salsa’s integrity while introducing a completely new, unprecedented sound that I’ve ever heard.”
– Bobbito Garcia – Doin’ It In The Park, NYC
“Storming debut release from La MecÃ¡nica Popular – dancefloor-burning guaguanco meets tripped-out electronics for some cosmic salsa vibes, definitely one for the box!”
– Hugo Mendez – Sofrito, LONDON
“You might eargasm over the way they take psych-influenced sounds of Fania-era salsa and mash it with wavy vibes of ’70s Peruvian chicha.”
– MTV Iggy
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