#ChichaSummit 2018 West Coast Edition
Comes to Los Angeles!
Money Chicha (Austin)
Dos Santos (Chicago)
La Chamba (Los Angeles)
The LISTEN RECOVERY CREW
DJ De Madrugada
— Friday March 3rd @ THE ECHO
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
Doors Open: 8:30 PM
$15 — This event is 18 and over
— MORE ON Chicha Summit IV:
featuring Money Chicha and Dos Santos
After successful tours in Texas, the Midwest, and along the East Coast, Money Chicha and Dos Santos will embark on the 4th installment of the Chicha Summit and this time they are heading out to the Southwest and West Coast. From El Paso to San Francisco, they’re hitting the road in direct support of their “Summit Sessions” 7” vinyl split recently released through (((Sonorama Discos))).
Started back in 2013, the Chicha Summit has been picking up considerable steam ever since. Building on that momentum, both Money Chicha and Dos Santos have been collectively pushing the limits of their cumbia-driven reverb-noir psychedelia into deeper vertigo-inducing sonic terrain. Their “Summit Sessions” 7” vinyl split is a testament to this unique collaboration, which grew organically out of their “Chicha Summit” tour in Texas, when they stepped into the studio to write and record together. Documentary filmmaker Joe Rocha was there to capture the action and his short film gives an intimate glimpse into the fellowship between these musicians.
Both bands have been collaborating for years. Dos Santos’ EP Fonografic (2016) out on Electric Cowbell Records was produced by Money Chicha’s Beto Martinez. Prior to this, Dos Santos’ Alex Chavez (vocals, organ, guitar) appeared on Oozy, the 2012 release by Money Chicha founders Greg Gonzalez/Beto Martinez’s world-renowned band Brownout.
Based in Austin, Texas, Money Chicha features members of the Grammy Award-winning Latin orchestra Grupo Fantasma and its offshoots funk outfit Brownout and the Ozzy Osbourne endorsed Brown Sabbath. These long-standing projects have collaborated with the likes of Prince and GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan, among others. Their Full-length 2016 Release Echo en Mexico (Vampisoul Records) illustrates their ability to mix and bend styles while referencing the original chicha sounds which originally inspired the group’s formation. Money Chicha continues this genre melding tradition in teaming up with Chicago-based Dos Santos to record two psychedelic cumbia tracks, resulting in a 21st century U.S.-Latino interpretation of the South American Chicha musical style in all of its fuzzed-out, reverb-drenched, and percussion-heavy glory.