The band behind Edinburgh’s legendary late night fiestas, Los Chichanos formed to heat up their audiences with pumping live Latin music in the mysterious form of Jungle Cumbia and “chicha”. Originating in Peru, the genre has experienced a worldwide boom in recent years, and it’s clear why – frenzied Latin percussion, jungle sounds, iconic surf-inspired guitar, vintage organ, dark psychedelia and all the raucous rhythms of live cumbia & salsa you could ever dance to! This is wild music at its sweatiest, performed live to make bodies move and minds travel. With members from Brazil, Chile, Venezuela, Australia and the UK, the international combo formed in Scotland in 2021.
Their shows regularly reach capacity, proving popular amongst lovers of tropical parties, Latin music and late night dance hangouts. Using traditional cumbia rhythms and full-powered percussion on timbales, congas, bongos and guira, the group mixes experimental electric guitar and iconic nostalgic organ sounds, exploring ‘60s psychedelic and surf influences… The result? A hugely danceable setlist that transforms any night out into an infectious tropical fiesta. Let Los Chichanos lead you on their jungle expedition across the Latino dancefloor and deep into the misty South American rainforest. Dress wild for bonus points!