Miki Gonzalez, one of Peru’s main rock and all around music artists, will perform for the first time ever in Chicago next Thursday July 12. His career spans over 30 years of rock, pop, and electronic music. He is also the pioneer in bringing traditional Peruvian music and the Afro-Peruvian culture to the forefront. An excellent guitarist and showman, his live gigs are astounding; presenting the vibrant colours of the Peruvian culture in both sight and sound.
Let’s celebrate the Independence Day of Argentina, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela in July! We will party South American style with contemporary music and dances from these countries.
And for this special occasion, we will also have a special live performance. For the first time ever, the prominent Hispano-Peruvian musician Miki Gonzalez will perform in Chicago.
Miki Gonzalez is one of Peru’s main rock and all around music artists. For over three decades he has been producing music that has been revolutionary and innovative. His first three records, Puedes ser tú (1985), Tantas veces (1987) and Nunca les creí (1989), were recorded during the rock and español boom of the 1980s. His big hits during this time included, “Dimelo, dimelo”, “Tantas veces”, “Lola” and Vamos a Tocache”.
His next phase, a world music period, started with the fusion record Akundun (1992), a record that mixed Afro-Peruvian beats and style with Rock music. This record includes the mega hit “Akundun” and “A gozar sabroso”. His next record, the self-titled Miki Gonzalez (1985) combined Andean rhythms with his pop sensibilities, a good example is the hit “Hoja Verde”. His next record was his long time desired to record a blues record, which he called González blues (1996) . This period ended with the record Mikongo y su cachanga (1998), a record that should have been his door opener to the world music scene, sadly it was badly promoted inside and outside of Peru.
After a long period of silence, he returned to music making, with the 2004 Café Inkaterra, a record that show that his music career was not over. A chill-out record, that combined electronica with typical Andean Instruments like charangos, quenas and zampoñas. Over the next couple of years he has continued to release more records in what he has coined “Etnotonics” style of music.
His last record, Landó por bulerías (2009), mixes afro Peruvian beats with flamenco music. This record continues to show his unwillingness to compromise with the fashions of the day.
Doors open at 7, event starts at 8pm.
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