Dengue Dengue Dengue brings to Berlin afro-peruvian sounds with modern languages.

by | Music Reviews, New Music

The Peruvian duo Rafael Pereira and Felipe Salmón are coming to Gretchen to teach us about Landó, Festejos and Marineras – Afroperuvian traditional rhythms that Dengue Dengue Dengue uses to narrate their actual story with a modern sound.
Dengue Dengue Dengue will be touring Europe for seven months, bringing their latest EP – which is the first time they have live recorded instruments. The myth says they went to a farm in El Carmen to record with the legendary Ballumbrosio family, a walking legacy of the Afro-Peruvian history.

The cajon represents Peru, and Dengue Dengue Dengue represents the cajon. The duo speaks another language but it was built on this ancient culture, this dances, this trancing endless drum cycles. The cajon is a box where slaves were transported and then it was turned by the slaves in their way to protest against the colonizers. The cajon represents violence turned into happiness, blood turned into music, imprisonment into freedom.

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“El son de los diablos” is bringing Dengue Dengue Dengue to Berlin again, with their under-deep-kick-bass beats below polirythmic afro-peruvian drums (and ambient soundscapes) to make us feel a little bit what the cajon represents. Want to see them live? Send an email to win(at) for your chance to win a pair of free tickets.

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