Chicha, originally the name of a corn-based liquor favored by the Incas in pre-Columbian days, is also the name of Peru’s particular brand of cumbia first made popular in the late ’60s. Chicha Libre, the Brooklyn collective made up of French, American, Venezuelan and Mexican musicians, plays a mixture of latin rhythms, surf, and psychedelic pop inspired by Peruvian music from Lima and the Amazon.
Part of CMA Ohio City Stages, presented by Charter One
These eclectic block parties, now in their second season, feature acclaimed global music artists on a neighborhood stage outside the Transformer Station on West 29th Street. Wednesdays in July at 7:30 p.m. FREE