Nuevos Sonidos Afro Peruanos
Gotan Project’s Christoph H. Müller and Peruvian percussionist Rodolfo Muñoz (Chinchivi, Sandunga) have teamed up to create RADIOKIJADA, a unique musical adventure based upon Afro Peruvian rhythms and culture, a crossover of powerful percussion, strong melodies, deep basslines and contemporary production methods.
RadioKijada have a contemporary approach to Afro Peruvian music whilst respecting its traditions. They confront Afro Peruvian percussion instruments like the Cajon Peruano or the emblematic Quijada (donkey’s jaw bone) with other traditional instruments like the Tambor Bata, and with European tradition of Electronica and Fusion, hence coming up with a new breed of popular dance music, very rhythmic and percussive but also melodic and vocal. The fusion of cultures, which started five centuries ago, goes on, and there are still many things to know and discover, not only for Peruvians but everybody.