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I was browsing albums, when I stumbled upon this album cover by Elliot Tupac.

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Of course, for those in the know, you’d know that’s a super Chicha style type of typography [1], so interested to see what it was all about, I did a quick search. You’d be happy to know you can stream all of the EP Cuatro Tigres on Soundcloud, as well as their new album Canibalismo. Chicha Libre is a multi-ethnic Brooklyn-based group formed by Americans, Mexicans, Venezuelans and French musicians mixing Peruvian Chicha music with 60s psychedelic music and stuff. It’s pretty trippy.

I never in my life would’ve thought that I’d be sitting through more than one album of Chicha music. The most interesting thing is that there’s no Peruvians in sight on core members of the group. You can check them out on Facebook or Twitter. I’m not entirely a Chicha convert, but I appreciate the variety in the concept of the group. I do think they sound a lot like Chicha groups, but sing in English instead. Novelty, but it gets a bit tiring by the fourth track.

Conveniently, the group was asked to do a The Simpsons tune for one of the episodes.

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Just been discovered!

Escape Plan (逃跑计划, Tiao Pao Ji Hua), aka. Perdel Band. Spotted on CNN Travel… as always [1]. Their Rock in China page isn’t up to date, but it’s always a good spot to start with. Besides their 2008 EP titled Take Me Away (带我离开), they released a full length album in early 2012 titled Earth (世界), which contains all the songs from their EP in more slick production, as well as a version of Zaijian Zaijian (再见再见) with lyrics instead of the instrumental piano.

From all the endless bands coming out of China, they seem to be a good substitute of Yuguo while I wait for their new album, which is supposed to come out this March (if I didn’t read wrong)

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You can preview web shorter versions of their album on their Douban page or Weibo Music.

I don’t exactly do singles and/or greatest hits albums… but I’m tempted of getting the greatest hits in Deluxe edition… keep the DVD, and give the greatest hits to someone else — after ripping Raise Your Glass new track. LOL

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Akiba Fest is today. Never been to it, I guess there will be loads of otakus there. xD

Today, had to attend the press conference for it… ooh, fancy~ Patricia Acevedo (the Latin American voice of Lisa Simpson, Lady Oscar, and Chichi from Dragon Ball), as well as Laura Torres… who is the only dubbing actress I ever recognize on tv merits only, because she is the voice of Daria… as well as Gabrielle on Xena, and I grew up with that dubbing… and then I heard her as Catherine Willows on CSI. Trippy. Then I found out she’s also been Goku when he was a kid, as well as Gohan and Goten… plus, Tommy Pickles from Rugrats, and Shippo on Inuyasha. I’m pretty sure she’s done Happy Feet too. LOL

During the conference…

They had a moment. xD

Anyway… Bibi’s album just hit the net.
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