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Friday, October 23 • 10:35pm - 11:30pm
TMS - XIXA (formerly Chicha Dust)

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Included with ticket to Tucson Music Showcase. DUST TO DUST! From the ashes of Chicha Dust XIXA is born. Four years ago, inspired by the sounds of Peruvian cumbia - known as "chicha" - Brian Lopez and Gabriel Sullivan founded Chicha Dust. The band dedicated itself to the exploration of hard edge, guitar-driven cumbia popular in the Amazon and on the streets of Lima. Surprisingly – or not – the musical roots of Tucson and Peru have much in common. Both are guitar heavy and mix genres from Brazil, Colombia, the Andes, surfing beaches, British rock, and psychedelic jams. After a few years of getting deep into the world of Peruvian cumbia, the band is now writing its own material, cranking their amplifiers louder than ever, and letting their Tucson roots show. XIXA has a bit less chicha – and bit more desert dust. The material is all original, and reflects the band members’ various loves and backgrounds – but never straying far away from the infectious sounds of cumbia the band is known for. Barbès Records (home of the 'Roots of Chicha') will release XIXA’s first EP, Shift and Shadow, worldwide in early November, followed by a full-length album, Bloodline, to be released in February 2016. Both will be available on vinyl.

Friday October 23, 2015 10:35pm - 11:30pm
Hotel Congress - Outdoor (Main) Stage 311 E Congress, Tucson, AZ

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