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Peru Bravo

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Funk, Soul & Psych from Peru’s Radical Decade

tells the whirlwind story of a culture in flux when, during the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, Lima boasted dozens of young bands full of ideas, spontaneous and unfazed by the instability in Peru. Featuring alternative heroes Traffic Sound and Laghonia alongside a selection of unheralded short-lived groups, Peru Bravo is a funk-fuelled ride through a radical decade.

It would however, only be a matter of years before this movement disappeared just as quickly as it had arrived as a new, uncompromising military dictatorship, led by General Juan Velasco Alvarado, took hold.

It features 15 tracks and unearths the full spectrum of incendiary underground funk, soul and psych sounds between 1968 & 1974.

The CD version comes with a pull out poster by street artist Samuel Gutierrez.

“The Latin rock of locals such as Laghonia and Traffic Sound suggests a Peruvian Santana could have emerged and conquered” The Guardian

“Santana influenced so many, this ia a great, great compilation” NPR

“ A brilliant collection of tracks, so, so good” Lauren Laverne BBC