In addition to his work as a vocalist and Venezuelan cuatro player for bands such as Chicha Libre and Las Rubias del Norte, Olivier Conan runs his own record label out of Brooklyn, Barbès Records. His latest release is a compilation of chicha music called The Roots of Chicha: Psychedelic Cumbias from Peru — which was inspired by music Conan discovered while browsing pirated cassettes from street vendors in Lima.
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