Let’s celebrate the Independence Day of Argentina, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela in July! Chicago Urbanite next Global Village party will make you dance South American style with contemporary music from these countries. And for this special occasion, 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.
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 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.