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Tropical Peru! Manzanita y Su Conjunto - The Legend Continues

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About

Appearing for the very first time in the UK, Manzanita Jr. brings his one-of-a-kind show to Edinburgh accompanied by Los Chichanos with their wild tropical fiesta! And of course the unrivalled Samedia Shebeen DJ outfit to warm the night and keep the dancefloor moving! An unforgettable night not to be missed.... This is your chance to give it your all and dance wildly to the sun-soaked sounds of guitar-driven 1960s & '70s Peruvian tropical music with a full live Latin band.

This is one for lovers of tropical parties, global rhythms, friendly inclusive spaces and live Latin music! Get your ticket now for this unbelievable night of wild Peruvian love in the city of Edinburgh!


SET TIMES
Doors open 7pm
7-7:45 Samedia Shebeen
7:45-8:15 Los Chichanos
8:15-8:45 Samedia Shebeen
8:45-10:00 Manzanita y Su Conjunto

About the Music
Manzanita y Su Conjunto played a pivotal role in shaping the vibrant tapestry of Peruvian music. The electrifying fusion of cumbia and guaracha, infused with coastal rhythms, ignited dance floors and resonated across the nation. Berardo ‘Manzanita’ Hernández, the maestro behind the ensemble, carved a niche in the musical landscape with his self-taught guitar virtuosity. The heady blend of cumbia and guaracha and his lightning-fast finger lines resounded with audiences of the era. 

The late '60s witnessed the popularity of psychedelic music from the West. However, the military coup of 1968, led by Juan Velasco, changed the musical landscape in Peru. Imported rock was eschewed (and even banned), replaced by a renewed focus on local traditions. New bands flourished, and a unique genre emerged: Peruvian cumbia. Manzanita y Su Conjunto seized this moment, blending Cuban guaracha rhythms with their scintillating electric guitar. Their sound became synonymous with this newly created genre. From smoky dance halls to beachside gatherings, the music became an anthem for a generation.

His prodigious son, Berardo Hernandez Jr - known as Manzanita Jr - follows in his late father’s footsteps to keep the psychedelic mastery of the era alive, performing regularly across Latin America, inspiring contemporary artists and keeping the flame of Peruvian musical innovation alive. He brings to the UK the magical music of his father together with Los Chichanos in this debut performance of a UK-wide summer tour.

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Featuring the dancefloor-filling rhythms of live Peruvian Psychedelic Cumbia band Los Chichanos, Edinburgh will be ignited with a fiery fiesta of live psychedelic tropical music - dance to mesmerising melodies of huaynos from the magical Andes down to the guaracha and chicha madness on the coast and play amongst the rainforest fauna to the grand vintage hits of cumbia amazonica!

Warming up the stage will be local standout juggernaut of the global dance music scene of Samedia Shebeen crew, Chris Astrojazz bringing his unstoppable mix of vintage classics and newly released Latin club dancefloor-fillers.

Please Note

14-16 year olds are very welcome but to be accompanied by an adult and any Under 18s under the influence will not be granted admission. Due to this show being held in a venue down several steps in a typical Edinburgh laneway, this event is unfortunately not well suited for people with limited mobility or wheelchair users.

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