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.
What fab rhythm this music has! Really wish I could get there to see it in its native action xReplyDelete
I love this - thanks for sharing it with us x xReplyDelete
This looks like an amazing event, the costumes are brilliant and love the hat!ReplyDelete
Great music, that also looks like such fun, dancing in the streets xReplyDelete
Love this music - very feel-good! And a great message behind the band's fusion, too.ReplyDelete
What a lot of energy in the music. I'd love to be able to see and listen to it first hand!ReplyDelete
wow! great, energetic music!ReplyDelete
I love the rhythm, beat and energy - Fab musicReplyDelete
Not mine kind of music but does look a lot of fun .xReplyDelete
Looks like a lot of fun and a great beat and rhythm in the music. xxReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
This sort of music always makes me want to get up and dance!ReplyDelete
Those costumes are amazing, I love events like this, something a little unusual xReplyDelete
Vibrant costumes and brilliant music too - I like how you have explained the meaning of the name too!ReplyDelete
This was so cool. Thank you for sharing this!ReplyDelete
Sounds way cool! Thanks for sharing:)ReplyDelete
love being able to see a different culture through your posts. so beautiful!ReplyDelete
Amazing pics-- you are so lucky to visit these far off places!ReplyDelete
How interesting! It reminds me of watching my grandparents dance, but they were Mexican.ReplyDelete
That music is fun!! I love listening to different language music! <3ReplyDelete
This looks like such an interesting place. Hope you had fun!ReplyDelete
Very interesting. I've never heard of "chaucha" before, glad to learn a new word/concept! Thanks for sharing. :)ReplyDelete
So cool! This is some great music!ReplyDelete
Super interesting and cool! I'd never heard Ecuadorian music before and I didn't know much about the culture either.ReplyDelete
Fun!!! I love seeing all the costumes... so pretty :)ReplyDelete
Love the music - and the hat! :) I'm always looking for new music recommendations - thanks!ReplyDelete
What a fun and exciting event.ReplyDelete
This looks like such a neat experience! I love learning and experiencing different cultures.ReplyDelete
Love all those different outfits - thanks for giving me a little culture too! That first woolen head mask is a little scary!ReplyDelete
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.Delete
Wow how awesome! I like the new design btw!!ReplyDelete
It's so great that you are sharing such a wonderful culture on your blog. I always feel like I learn something new.ReplyDelete
Learning about new cultures is always an eye opening experience. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
This is pretty cool. I love how festive everything is!ReplyDelete
What an unique music! Love how colorful everything is!ReplyDelete
you always make us feel like we're right there with you!ReplyDelete
I love bright colors in these photos!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing! I love learning about different cultures! Your photos are great too!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing this beautiful and unique culture, as always! Love all the photos.ReplyDelete
I really love your blog. It makes me feel like I am getting to know Ecuador as well.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
The photos are beautiful. I really appreciate your explanation of the different music from Ecuador. Great post.ReplyDelete
I love it - particularly how inspiring the message is behind the music...and how proud they are of Ecuador - lovely!ReplyDelete
Those kids are so cute!! I love when children get involved with cultural dancing. I wish we had more of that in the USReplyDelete
Break it down!
I love listening to new types of music! Thanks so much for the recommendations!ReplyDelete