Event Details

Friends of the National Arboretum (FONA) and the Washington Youth Garden present eight free evenings of music in the Meadow for the 2018 Summer Evenings at the U.S. National Arboretum. Pack a picnic, bring a lawn chair or blanket, and relax below the Capitol Columns. All of these concerts hosted by FONA are free, but reservations are required. Sorry, dogs and alcohol are not permitted. Gates open at 6pm. Concerts go 7:00pm-8:30pm. Please enter through the R Street NE Gate (GPS: 2400 R St. NE, Washington, DC 20002)

About La Chicha de tu Madre

La Chicha de tu Madre is an Amazonian Cumbia/Chicha band based in Washington, D.C. Members are Daniel Riggs on vocals, electric guitar and keyboard; César Mazat on vocals and electric guitar, Gunnar Poppe on bass guitar, Xavier Bure on timbales and Oliver Contreras on the congas and bongos.

Chicha, also called Psychodelic Cumbia, Cumbia amazónica or Jungle Cumbia ("Cumbia de la selva"), was created in the Amazonian region of Perú in the late 60's. The style combined the saturated psychodelic guitar and organ sounds of the era with the cumbia rhythm and the traditional Andean melodies and chord progressions of the region.

Chicha takes its name from a corn drink that has been popular in Andean countries for millennia. It's brewed from fermented maize and can be made either into a mild alcoholic beverage called Chichade Jora (which was very popular among the Incas), or into a soft drink called Chicha Morada.

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Facebook: @LaChichadetuMadre

  • When: Thu Jul. 19
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Address: 2400 R Street Northeast
    Washington DC,US 20002

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