Paco Zambrano & Juaneco y su Combo
Debut 7”release featuring 2 previously hard to find and collectable tracks of Latin, Funk, Psych and Cumbia
A | Paco Zambrano Y Su Combo – Meshkalina (1969)
B | Juaneco Y Su Combo – La Cumbia Del Pacurro (1978)
Paco Zambrano is a percussionist who has recorded with some of the Peruvian greats including Lucha Reyes, Bartola and Ivan Cruz. In 1965 he began working with orchestras and groups as the new wave of psychedelic music began to sprout in Peru. ‘Meshkalina’ was originally written by progressive psych rock group Traffic Sound, a band inspired by the sound of Led Zep, Pink Floyd and The Beatles.
Juaneco is a treasured musical icon in Peru due to their chicha sound, a style of music exclusive to Peru that came to roost out of the popularity of cumbia. Hailing from the Amazon with electric guitars and a musical appreciation of the modern Amazonian sounds of Brazilian Carimbo , Cumbia and Rock n Roll but with a large respect to huayno and the traditional elements of Peruvian culture.