Kanaku y el Tigre – Alternative indie/folk pop from Peru.
For those who thought Peru was all about psychodelic chicha and cumbia, here comes a timely reminder that Peru has a proud history of keeping up with whatever alternative musical phenomena are going on elsewhere in the world. This Lima based duo called Kanaku y el Tigre have just signed to Strut records in the UK in association with the delightful Tigers milk records. I absolutely love their videos. I remember Nick Gold of World Circuit records commenting on the difficulty of foreign language music crossing over in the English speaking world. The Manu Chao’s and Buena Vista artists tend to be the exception to the rule. Could this band have it? They seem to have something special. Check this video out from Lima. Reminds me of my wife and I doing a wacky races style charge down the pacific coast highway in 2012. Colombia to the Chilean lake district in three weeks with my wife 5 months pregnant. Happy days. Check out Strut records for their new LP Quema Quema Quema. https://strut.greedbag.com/buy/quema-quema-quema-0/