Quema Quema Quema

Bruno Bellatin / Kanaku y El Tigre / Nico Saba

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Quema Quema Quema Review

by Timothy Monger

Subtle electronic flourishes, eclectic instrumentation, and warmhearted songwriting infuse the second album by Peruvian indie folk duo Kanaku y El Tigre. Lima-based multi-instrumentalists Nico Saba and Bruno Bellatin made their debut in 2011, slowly gaining exposure outside of their home country through frequent touring and a choice song placement in the surfing film This Time Tomorrow. Led by the dreamily pastoral single "Si Te Mueres Mañana," their follow-up, Quema Quema Quema, expands on the band's unusual sound with ten sunny folk-pop songs that reflect on the culture and landscapes of modern-day Peru. Released by British indie Strut Records in conjunction with London's Peruvian-centric Tiger's Milk boutique label, this is Kanaku y El Tigre's first international release.

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