Rhythm and Roots

Cantos Icaros (Masstrópicas)

This is something a bit special. In May this year our favourite purveyors of Peruvian pearls, Masstrópicas, recorded some performances of shamanic Cantos Icaros from the Peruvian selva. The recordings were performed by Sensacion Shipibo member Placido and… Read More

Grupo 2000 – El Destape (Masstrópicas)

Masstrópicas are back (check out the previous release here) with another little gem of a release. Grupo 2000’s debut album, ‘El Destape’, originally released in October 1974, has become a much sought after diamond for collectors of classic… Read More

VA – El Sonido de Tupac Amaru

El Sonido de Tupac Amaru, released through the Massachusetts based Masstrópicas label, is another Peruvian chicha retrospective which this time concentrates on the sound’s evolution during the 70s and 80s. The album is well-informed and meticulously researched by… Read More