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.