Bio

BIO (ENGLISH VERSION)

Chichimeca have been heavily influenced by South American culture and spirit as these eleven tracks glouriously demonstrate. Their music transports the listener to a world of sadness and sorrow, joy and euphoria, love and loss, but always with a spirit that is ready to take on the next challenge.


Luce-Nur (2005)

Their previous works excited us with their “Mexican-Gipsy” rhythms. Here, in the title track, Chichimeca surprise the listener with refined melodies and vocal arabesques inspired to Arabo-Andalusian music. The other songs of this album continue the style outlined in Barbari (2003). The interest of the band in the tragic facts of Latin American history is here expressed in the song dedicated to Victor Jara, the Chilean singer murdered under Pinochet’s dictatorship. Their love for this continent is also evident in Despedida, a visionary waltz in the mood of the great Latin American literature. Four songs, four pictures, balanced between the desire of leaving for a journey in faraway places and ethereal memories that invite to stay home.
In this album the first track reflects the geographic proximity and cultural influencies of the Arab world on Sardinian culture.


Barbari (2003)

This album is a journey in lands of pain, but also a journey of love, both intimate and melodious. Chichimeca is the ancient Mexican word that means “barbarians”. Claudia Crabuzza sings original stories of spiritual nomadism with her unique, emotional and richly nuanced voice. Chichimeca’s songs express the transiency of life, like footsteps left on dusty paths around the world. These young barbarians, wandering minstrels, lead us skilfully in festive and intriguing atmospheres, as well as in melancholic situations.
They tell us the stories of unknown heroic women, little intense tales of everyday life.

Chichimeca were formed in 2000. Since the beginnings they experimented a mix of various musical influences, ranging from Latin American to Mediterranean traditional folk music. The highly refined and poetic lyrics of the band  focus mainly on the burning social issues of Latin America. The intense voice of Claudia Crabuzza combines well with the strong gipsy sounds of the band. Chichimeca love the contamination between their Sardinian musical roots and musical languages from other parts of the world.