Friday, September 5, 2014

Chaucha Kings - Ecuadorian Music


Chaucha Kings, is the result of the union of three of the most popular and representative groups of the Ecuadorian contemporary music of recent times: Cruks in Karnak, Caceria de Lagartos and Tomback.

This project shows that artists from different tendencies can combine their talents with the simple urge to create and project a good rock’n’roll message: share and enjoy.

In the beginning the Chaucha Kings, thought of forming the band as a short time project to make music until their respective groups got back together again.

But the group has had such a huge public acceptance, throughout the country, that we undoubtedly now have Chaucha for long.

Chaucha is a word derived from Quechua and/or Kichwa, that means immature.

It has a different meaning in different parts of South America from little potatoes, to green beans with also some sexual connotation in Argentina.

In Ecuador chaucha means both little potatoes, and chauchipapas, or French fries with little sausages, are very popular here.

But it also means a second job that you do because you don’t enough in the first one and this is the true meaning of the group’s name.

It is in honor of countless Ecuadorians that have had to do two jobs to be able to bring the bread and potatoes to their families.

Many of Chaucha Kings songs reflect this reality, and they sing popular Ecuadorian music with lyrics about going away to get a better job, either to another part of Ecuador or as an immigrant to another country.

They also sing about popular fiestas or parties in Ecuador and about broken hearts, which are all part of the life of Ecuadorians.

The group’s message is share your life and enjoy it with others, an integral part of Ecuadorian culture.


But it has another even more profound message, be proud of Ecuador, of your culture and of being an Ecuadorian.


LA VIDA ENTERA - Chaucha Kings & Rocko y Blasty


Chaucha kings - Delfin Quishpe - CANELAZO


Volverte a ver - Chaucha Kings y Widinson (Juan Fernando Velazco)


Chaucha Kings Tabaco y Ron


CHAUCHA KINGS CON ALADINO "LLORARÁS POR MI"

46 comments:

  1. What fab rhythm this music has! Really wish I could get there to see it in its native action x

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  2. I love this - thanks for sharing it with us x x

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  3. This looks like an amazing event, the costumes are brilliant and love the hat!

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  4. Great music, that also looks like such fun, dancing in the streets x

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  5. Love this music - very feel-good! And a great message behind the band's fusion, too.

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  6. What a lot of energy in the music. I'd love to be able to see and listen to it first hand!

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  7. I love the rhythm, beat and energy - Fab music

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  8. Not mine kind of music but does look a lot of fun .x

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  9. Looks like a lot of fun and a great beat and rhythm in the music. xx

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  10. Another great insight into a country and culture we don't hear much about in the UK. I used to have skirt like some of the women have on in your photograph when I did national dancing as a child.

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  11. This sort of music always makes me want to get up and dance!

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  12. Those costumes are amazing, I love events like this, something a little unusual x

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  13. Vibrant costumes and brilliant music too - I like how you have explained the meaning of the name too!

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  14. This was so cool. Thank you for sharing this!

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  15. Sounds way cool! Thanks for sharing:)

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  16. love being able to see a different culture through your posts. so beautiful!

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  17. Amazing pics-- you are so lucky to visit these far off places!

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  18. How interesting! It reminds me of watching my grandparents dance, but they were Mexican.

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  19. That music is fun!! I love listening to different language music! <3

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  20. This looks like such an interesting place. Hope you had fun!

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  21. Very interesting. I've never heard of "chaucha" before, glad to learn a new word/concept! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  22. Super interesting and cool! I'd never heard Ecuadorian music before and I didn't know much about the culture either.

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  23. Fun!!! I love seeing all the costumes... so pretty :)

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  24. Love the music - and the hat! :) I'm always looking for new music recommendations - thanks!

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  25. This looks like such a neat experience! I love learning and experiencing different cultures.

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  26. Love all those different outfits - thanks for giving me a little culture too! That first woolen head mask is a little scary!

    Katie <3

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    1. It represents Supay Diablo. Supay in Kichwa means demon and Diablo is also demon is Spanish. It is a spirit that is represented in most of the Kichwa festivities in the Andes during the sun/lunar calender. They are demons of air, not necessarily evil but mischevious, annoying and even little dangerous.

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  27. Wow how awesome! I like the new design btw!!

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  28. It's so great that you are sharing such a wonderful culture on your blog. I always feel like I learn something new.

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  29. Learning about new cultures is always an eye opening experience. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. This is pretty cool. I love how festive everything is!

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  31. What an unique music! Love how colorful everything is!

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  32. you always make us feel like we're right there with you!

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  33. I love bright colors in these photos!

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  34. Thanks for sharing! I love learning about different cultures! Your photos are great too!

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  35. Thank you for sharing this beautiful and unique culture, as always! Love all the photos.

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  36. I really love your blog. It makes me feel like I am getting to know Ecuador as well.

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  37. I feel like I've been to Ecuador now with all the details you've shared! I love it!! I love music from other cultures and I appreciate all the bright colors in their attire!

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  38. The photos are beautiful. I really appreciate your explanation of the different music from Ecuador. Great post.

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  39. I love it - particularly how inspiring the message is behind the music...and how proud they are of Ecuador - lovely!

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  40. Those kids are so cute!! I love when children get involved with cultural dancing. I wish we had more of that in the US

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  41. I love listening to new types of music! Thanks so much for the recommendations!

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