Whilst there was a lot to draw from in previous posts covering Brazil and Peru, Chile has the most flourishing psychedelia scene in Latin America today, with a whole array of groups focused mainly in Santiago putting it on the map as one of the homes of the psych renaissance.  As such most of the […]

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Continuing the Latin theme from the previous post on Brazil, this post goes deep into the world of Peruvian psychedelia.  There is an incredible amount of musical output to explore here, Peru has perhaps the richest tradition of psychedelic music of any country sampled in this blog so far, and as ever this post is […]

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This blog had previously covered Latin American psychedelia, but as stated in that post it was only scratching the surface.  Here we scratch a little further off the surface, looking at psychedelia from Brazil (with some crossover from the aforementioned Latin America post).  Tropicalia, bossa nova, samba rock, Latin funk and garage rock all find […]

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Ravi Shankar No description necessary.  Watch him introduce Western audiences to raga music at Monterrey Pop Festival, 1967, below.  (Watch out for Hendrix in the audience). Atomic Fire From a review: “The mysterious bass player Keith Kanga, and an incarnation of the Atomic Forest ensemble he formed with vocalist Madhukar Chandra Das, lead guitarist Neil […]

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Thailand & Cambodia

Thailand The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band A contemporary band started by two DJs who specialised in obscure music from across the continents, their lineup appropritely includes a phin lute player, as well as a khaen (a large harmonica instrument constructed from bamboo) player.  They are an absolute joy to behold, from  review: “They are […]

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