Clandestino Presents



Sat, May 13, 2017

8:00 pm

Valley Bar

Phoenix, AZ

$8 ADV / $10 AT THE DOOR

This event is 21 and over


After a few months of laying low, we really started to going thru some Cumbia withdrawal. But now we're ready to get woke and get all your culitos shaking again. And oh boy do we have a great show lined up for ya!!!

We got our friends from La Inédita all the way up from Peru gracing us with their unique ChichaMuffin style (yes, as in Chicha+Raggamuffin and if that intrigues you, then you best get your butt to the show, we promise you won't be dissapointed).

Also, our favorite masked cumbieros LA DIABLA will make a come back after nearly a year since the last time they rocked La Phoenikera!!!

A partir del 1ro de Junio los creadores del Chichamuffin llevarán su música a más de 10 Estados, tocarán 24 conciertos durante 50 días y recorrerán 20 de las ciudades más importantes del país Anglo.

La Inédita es una banda limeña formada en el año 2010. Tocan lo que sus integrantes llaman "Chichamuffin", una mezcla de chicha con ritmos jamaicanos, sutiles toques de hip-hop, rock y electrónica. Hasta la fecha, tienen un disco auto-producido titulado "Chichamuffin", el cual se puede escuchar y descargar gratis en su página web

En el 2015, la banda compuesta por Adrián Rocha (voz), Elelo Tosh (guitarra), Piero Peláez (bajo y sintetizadores) y Salvador Villalobos (bateria), tuvo un exitoso paso por el Festival South by Southwest en Austin, Texas, como representantes de la marca Perú. La Inedita fue seleccionada entre las 32 bandas imperdibles (de 2000 participantes) y logró una gira de 14 fechas pasando por estados como Washington, New York y Florida.

El mismo año La Inédita fue invitada por el Afrika Karibik Festival llevado a cabo en Aschaffenburg, Alemania y ocupó la primera fecha de su primera gira por Europa que recorrió varias ciudades de Suiza, Alemania e Italia.

La Inedita is a Lima-based band formed in 2010. They play what its members call "Chichamuffin", a mixture of chicha with Jamaican rhythms, subtle touches of hip-hop, rock and electronica. To date, they have a self-produced album titled "Chichamuffin" which you can listen and download on their website

In 2015, composed by Adrian Rocha (vocals), Elelo Tosh (guitar), Piero Peláez (bass and synthesizers) and Salvador Villalobos (drums), band had a successful passage through the South festival by Southwest in Austin, Texas, as Peru brand representatives. La Inedita was selected among the 32 must-see bands (2000 participants) and achieved a 14 dates tour through states such as Washington, New York and Florida.

The same year La Inedita was invited by the Afrika Karibik Festival held in Aschaffenburg, Germany and occupied the first date of his first European tour that toured several cities in Switzerland, Germany and Italy.
CLANDESTINO! - Latin rhythms across genres - Cumbia, AfroLatino, Nortena, Tropical...
"El Nico," runs Clandestino, a monthly DJ night at Crescent Ballroom that specializes in "tropical bass," the umbrella term for the broad genre of music that includes cumbia, moombahton, and other modern amalgamations of various types of Latino music. But Paredes and his partners in crime at Clandestino -- including DJ Melo, DJ Tranzo, DJ Musa, and M. Rocka -- just DJ. The live music component of Clandestino -- that is, bands playing original music in the tropical bass family -- so far has consisted of bands from outside the Valley of the Sun, many from Tucson.

"It has to do with everything [Phoenix] is . . . with the politics, with Arpaio, everything else," Paredes says. "It just keeps the Latino culture down. Tucson has been a city that has embraced Latino culture. People here try to fight Latino culture."

A quick survey of bands to the south seems to confirm Paredes' assertion. Whereas Tucson boasts the phenomenal Latin big band Sergio Mendoza y La Orkesta, smooth cumbia rockers Chicha Dust, and Tejano-influenced Calexico, there just doesn't seem to be much demand for alternative Latino music in Phoenix. At least, there's no audience that has yet to jell and unify around the music. And that's where Clandestino comes in.

So, yes, there's deeper motive behind Paredes' dance night. But the number one reason is simply to throw a good party.

Clandestino started in November, and since then, the once-a-month event has pulled upward of 300 people a night. Cumbia has an interesting role in Latino culture, as Paredes tells it: The genre has a reputation as dad rock for the children of Mexican immigrants.

"Growing up, I didn't listen to merengue, salsa, cumbia," Paredes says. "[Modern interest in cumbia] is a renaissance of what your parents used to listen to."

Paredes' interest in exploring tropical bass began after he met Jorge Ignacio Torres (who now owns Palabra Hair Art Collective) at a concert. They didn't get along at first, Paredes says, but they soon became fast friends -- DJing parties together, playing a variety of music. At one fateful party, one of the two put on a "ghetto fab" (Paredes' words) song by a group called Mi Banda El Mexicano called "Mambo Lupita," and what happened next shocked the two.

"People went nuts," Paredes says.

It was that moment that confirmed to him that there might be pent-up demand for modern takes on some of the classic rhythms to which young Latinos grew up listening. In short, there's an alt-Latino audience in Phoenix. Now, Paredes and his cohorts at Clandestino are trying to locate and congeal it.

Paredes finds that some Latinos still resist modern tropical bass, but their resolve wavers once they walk in the door of a Clandestino night.

"I have friends that will not listen to cumbia," he says. "But once they're here, they're always enjoying it."
Venue Information:
Valley Bar
130 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004