None of this was planned… but a chance meeting, a hitch-hike trip and a viral video clip later, Lola Aguirre and Julia Ortiz found themselves fronting a band with fans already numbering hundreds of thousands. Since that seminal summer of 2011 Perotá Chingó have toured all over Latin America, and more recently Europe in a camper van, mobilising audiences everywhere they go simply by using the power of social networking. They’ll play anywhere they are invited to: living rooms, city streets, parks and theatres; an impressive YouTube trail seems to track their every appearance.
Their repertoire picks up inspiration from their travels: original songs appear alongside chacareras, sambas, reggae, and much in-between, all transformed by their free-spirited signature style. Everything revolves around the two voices; singing in harmony or unison, or meandering off track to find each other again, they create a rich palette of sound colour, while guitar and percussion accompany with minimal, careful arrangements. The result is music of raw beauty and magnetic simplicity - strangely addictive it is too.