La Chiva Gantiva
Listen to Pelao
LA CHIVA GANTIVA starts in Brussels with a group of Colombian percussionists playing together for around 10 years.
LA CHIVA GANTIVA plays traditional Caribbean instruments such as «la tambora», «el alegre», «el llamador» and «maracones» but also incorporate a bass, a guitar, drums, a clarinet and a saxophone which altogether reflect the diverse influences of the group: Colombian (Toto la Moposina, Lucho Bermudez and Petrona Martinez), latin music (Fania All Stars, Irakere), afrobeat (Fela Kuti and Tony Allen), funk (James Brown) and rock (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine).
The result of this cultural soundclash is a unique musical style which has been recorded on their latest release, the CD "PELAO" (Crammed Discs) with the collaboration of the producer Richard Blair (Siddestepper and ex-Realworld sound engineer)