La Chiva Gantiva: Pelao (Crammed Discs)

 |   |  <1 min read

La Chiva Gantiva: Cosmeticos
La Chiva Gantiva: Pelao (Crammed Discs)

With horns and electric guitars, this outfit which was formed in Brussels by expat Colombian percussion players bring as much funk and Fela Afrobeat as they do rocked-up South American sounds which must physically threaten any fragile Womad stage.

And with other members from Vietnam, France and Belgium they certainly embody the Womad spirit.

But as with most such vigorous albums you feel you are only getting a narrow view of them here and while this has a much kick as three short blacks and a tequila slammer chaser it would only make absolute sense if they were standing a few metres away and tearing up the sound system.

Play louder.

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   World Music articles index

Debashish Bhattacharya / Bob Brozman: Mahima (Riverboat)

Debashish Bhattacharya / Bob Brozman: Mahima (Riverboat)

American guitarist and raconteur Brozman was one of the unexpected delights at the 2003 Womad, where he appeared with Takashi Hirayasu playing Okinawan folk songs which they took off into the... > Read more

Various Artists: The Rough Guide to African Blues (Rough Guide/Southbound)

Various Artists: The Rough Guide to African Blues (Rough Guide/Southbound)

The Rough Guide series isn't exactly repeating itself, but seven years ago they did put out a compilation under exactly this name.  Times change of course, although some of the same names... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

THE SALVATION, a film by KRISTIAN LEVRING (Madman DVD/Blu-Ray)

THE SALVATION, a film by KRISTIAN LEVRING (Madman DVD/Blu-Ray)

Only those with limited imagination would see the Western genre as just being something about horses and gunplay. Certainly those elements may well be there – I prefer my Westerns with... > Read more

GUEST PHOTOGRAPHER JONATHAN GANLEY offers a view of Television up-close

GUEST PHOTOGRAPHER JONATHAN GANLEY offers a view of Television up-close

On Thursday October 24th 2013, Auckland's Powerstation hosted one of the most anticipated concerts in a long time. Especially for those who were there during that first flicker of punk and New... > Read more