JULY 12: MIKI GONZALEZ PAN-AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE CONCERT IN CHICAGO

GUEST ARTISTS:

DJ Diego Omar

Estampa Colombiana

Tango Che Chicago

WHEN: Thursday July 12 (doors open at 7, live music starts at 8)

WHERE:  Logan Square Auditorium (2539 N Kedzie Blvd Chicago, Illinois 60647).

$25 IN ADVANCE AND $30 AT THE DOOR(CASH ONLY)
SPECIAL OFFER:
Get a FREE APPETIZER at 4 Suyos Peruvian Restaurant (2727 w Fullerton Ave Chicago)
with the purchase of one entree  when you show your online receipt or ticket stub
(offer valid until the end of July of 2012)

7/12/12: ONLINE TICKETS SALES ARE CLOSED. PLEASE BUY TICKETS AT THE DOOR

Let’s celebrate the Independence Day of Argentina, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela in July! Our next Global Village party will make you dance  South American style with contemporary music and dances from these countries. And for this special occasion, we will also have  a special live performance. For the first time ever, the prominent Hispano-Peruvian musician Miki Gonzalez will perform in Chicago. His career spans over 30 years of rock, pop, and electronic music. Throughout his successful musical career, Miki became famous for being the pioneer in mixing rock with traditional Afro-Peruvian and Andean rhythms. An excellent guitarist and showman, his live gigs are astounding and show the vibrant colors of Peruvian culture. You can check some of his music here:

MIKI GONZALEZ BIO:

Miki Gonzalez is one of Peru’s main rock and all around music artists. For over three decades he has been producing music that has been revolutionary and innovative. His first three records, Puedes ser tú (1985), Tantas veces (1987) and Nunca les creí (1989), were recorded during the rock and español boom of the 1980s. His big hits during this time included, “Dimelo, dimelo”, “Tantas veces”, “Lola” and Vamos a Tocache”.

His next phase, a world music period, started with the fusion record Akundun (1992), a record that mixed afro peruvian beats and style with rock music. This record includes the mega hit “Akundun” and “A gozar sabroso”. His next record, the self-titled Miki Gonzalez (1985) combined Andean rhythms with his pop sensibilities, a good example is the hit “Hoja Verde”. His next record was his long time desired to record a blues record, which he called González blues (1996) . This period ened with the record Mikongo y su cachanga (1998), a record that should have been his door opener to the world music scene, sadly it was badly promoted inside and outside of Peru.

After a long period of silence, he returned to music making, with the 2004 Café Inkaterra, a record that show that his music career was not over. A chill-out record, that combined electronica with typical Andean Instruments like charangos, quenas and zampoñas. Over the next couple of years he has continued to release more records in what he has coined “Etnotonics” style of music.

His last record, Landó por bulerías (2009), mixes afro Peruvian beats with flamenco music. This record continues to show his unwillingness to compromise with the fashions of the day.

PRESS RELEASE IN SPANISH

MIKI GONZALEZ

GRANDES EXITOS

USA TOUR 2012

MIKI SE PREPARA PARA REALIZAR UNA EXTENSA GIRA POR LAS CIUDADES

MAS IMPORTANTES DE ESTADOS UNIDOS

TOCANDO TODOS SUS CLASICOS EN FORMA DE ROCK

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MIKI GONZALEZ; El musico que inicio y lidero la escena de rock local durante mas de 20 anios en Peru se alista para presentar una gira por las ciudades mas importantes de los Estados Unidos.

Esta gira presenta el Show de Miki en su formato original de rock. Sera un repaso por los primeros discos de su carrera. Con exitos como Dimelo Dimelo, Vamos a Tocache, Tantas Veces, Ponte tu Vestido, Un Poquito de Carino, Puedes ser tu, Lola. El show tambien incluira temas afroperuanos lanzados en sus discos de los anios 90. Esta seccion incluye exitos como Akundun, Liberaron a Mandela, La Pequenia, A Gozar Sabrozo.

El formato de la banda es un quinteto de rock.

Eduardo Freire (bajo y coros). Musico que acompanio a Miki desde el inicio de su carrera.

Guillermo Vallejos (Bateria).

David Haddad (Percusion)

Christian Molina (Guitarra y coros)

El aporte de Miki a la musica peruana no ha sido solo a traves de sus canciones. Sus estudios en Berklee College of Music y su contacto con los escenarios durante su estadia en los EEUU a finales de los anios 70 le dieron una clara vision de lo que significaba manejar y producir una banda a nivel profesional. Es de esta manera que la banda de Miki ha manejado los mas altos estandares tecnicos y artisticos desde sus inicios. Trabajar con Miki siempre ha sido sinonimo de profesionalismo. Su banda ha sido cuna de musicos que han logrado carreras muy importantes. Musicos como Wicho Garcia y Manolo Barrios (Mar de Copas), Pelo Madueno (La Liga del Suenio) y muchos mas han desarrollado sus carreras en base a lo aprendido durante su estadia en la banda de Miki Gonzalez. En los anios 80 Miki grababa sus discos en el famoso estudio Panda en Buenos Aires, Argentina. Contando con el apoyo y participacion de musicos como Charly Garcia, Andres Calamaro, Daniel Melingo, Cachorro Lopez, Sebastian Schon.

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