If there was a place with the biggest party and explosion of sounds it was the Peruvian Amazon. One of the most influential groups both in and out of Peru was Juaneco y su Combo.
Led by Juan Wong and his psychedelic keyboard, born in the heart of Pucallpa. Together with Wilindro Cacique – who was the Dylan to their The Band – they went all over Amazonia and the whole country causing an unprecedented stir. Their music, full of references to Amazonian mythology and to ayahuasca (a psychoactive drink), featured the guitar of Noé Fachín, the faithful echo and auditory mirror of a native musical psychotropic experience. They were the band that most recognized and defended their mestizo and indigenous identity, and their sound emerges like a message from another world where the party is still a reality and where the pavement hasn’t covered the beach, or better said, the rainforest.