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Cumbia All Stars (Peru)

One of the most applauded showcases to date, in the fair WOMEX, that held in the city of Cardiff, Wales, was the presentation of the traditional peruvian group Cumbia All Stars, who played at Twin Stage B (tent). At the same night the brazilians of the Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda plays at WOMEX.

About the group
Living up to its name, the Cumbia All Stars is comprised of former members of some of the legendary bands of the chicha phenomenon, such as Los Mirlos, Los Diablos Rojos and Los Destellos, getting together again after 40 years to play together the music they participated in creating. Sparkling dual guitar work adorns loping cumbia grooves, making a coolly, dance-inducing sound that shows the newcomers of the recent Peruvian Cumbia revival exactly how it's done.

The band is composed by: Dante Antonio Reyes Montano (drums), Ernesto Daniel Cadenas Sanchez (congas), Luis Alfonso Reyes Montano (lead guitar), Luis German Carrillo Boysset (vocals), Manuel Alberto Pecho Caycho (bass), Nestor Fernando Diaz Loli (rhythm guitar), Rogelio Arguedas Loyola (bongo, campana) and William Enrique Yllescas Zapata (timbales).