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Various Artists: Andina: The Sound of the Peruvian Andes

Vintage music from the Peruvian Andes makes for a lively compilation, although it loses something in the translation from past to present.

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Los Saicos: Demolición: The Complete Recordings

Occasionally compared to their North American contemporaries the Trashmen, Los Saicos sound more feral.

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We Are Fueled by the Fat of Their Land

The "monstrous steel molochs" of industrialized civilization are fueled by petroleum and not literally by the "fat of the natives", though for the Achuar people, the subject of this classic narrative, that might be a distinction without a difference.

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Susana Baca: Seis Poemas

A small album but a charming one.

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Novalima: Coba Coba

You can dance to it on your feet or in your head, but either way, this collision of folklore and technology is contagious and irresistible.

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Juaneco y su Combo: Masters of Chicha Vol. 1

To a listener raised on English-language rock music, listening to this is something like listening to filmi versions of mambo tunes or cowboy songs.

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The Complete Poetry: A Bilingual Edition by César Vallejo

Today Vallejo, the bard of Peru, has a place among the finest of his century's poets.

John Timpane
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Various: The Roots of Chicha

The Roots of Chicha jogs along on a wave of good humour, jaunty male singing, and an overall vibe of pride and pleasure.


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