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Tbt: Old Peru

First Thursday of the New Year.

Iquitos is the largest city in the world that does not have road access.(pop 371,000) One has to take a quick flight from Lima, or the more adventurous river boats. Many of these old huts still exist and are lived in today along the ancient river “road.”

Mud Huts near Iquitos, Peru (Photo : Cardcow)

Los Wembler’s from Iquitos Visit the Cleveland Museum of Art

One of our regular readers sent us this article about Los Wemblers from Iquitos. Recently they visited my home city of Cleveland, Ohio where they performed at the world renowned Cleveland Museum of Art.

Los Wembler’s, the legendary band from Iquitos, Peru, will be traveling to the U.S. for the first time. The five Sanchez Brothers who make up the band are Amazonian Cumbia pioneers who helped launch the Chicha explosion of the 1970s.

Los Wembler’s have only rarely left the Amazon and this is a unique opportunity to see them. The brothers are still faithful to their original sound, and haven’t lost a bit of their passion and enthusiasm. They will be performing an original repertoire that spans forty years and includes some of their hits, including “Sonidio Amazonico” and “Danza del Petrolero,” which were featured on the Roots of Chicha compilations released by Barbès Records.

Source: Los Wembler’s | Cleveland Museum of Art

 

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