Another WordPress blogger, Piper Street Sound, “liked” one of my posts, so I went and looked at a couple of his. He’s a musician, and he produces a kind of music that is new to me. I read this post and in the comments section asked for more explanation.
The blogger answered on his blog, “It’s sort of reggae combined with a style of Peruvian pop music called Chicha that grew out of Cumbia’s spread across South America out of Colombia and with the youths of the 60′s and 70′s picking up electrified instruments, emulating US and UK rock music. So it is pretty layered as far as the musical influences go, part Jamaican, part Peruvian Psychedelia and then a heavy dose of electronic elements. … Here is a link to the best compilations of Chicha music available today. It also has a good explanation of what Chicha is”: Roots of Chicha.