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Los Orientales de Paramonga began their musical journey when they were school students in the province of Barranca, Peru. The members included Maximiliano Chávez Saavedra on the guitar, handling arranging and composing duties; José 'Huachito' Castillo on the electric bass; Daniel Guillén on the timbales; Manuel Chiriboga taking on the percussion duties and "Cote" Duplex Dextre on the congas. At the beginning of their career, they were influenced by the guitars of Enrique Delgado and Manzanita, pioneers of the Peruvian instrumental Cumbia. Later, they experimented with the wah-wah effects pedal under the influence of Augusto Lucho y Sus Satélites. Los Orientales de Paramonga, with Maximiliano Chávez as their leader, combined all these influences and forged a new sound that made them unique.
It was in the year 1970 when they started recording after being discovered by the musical producer Alberto Maraví and together released their first 45 single that included the international hit "Lobos al Escape" and later released their first LP. In 1974, Los Orientales de Paramonga recorded their second and last LP in the legendary record label Infopesa, titled Fiesta En Oriente which included haunting psychedelic guitar-driven tunes such as "Sonia La Sexy", "La Momia", "Guinda Sabrosa", and many more. As the years passed by, this fascinating LP started to cultivate an immense appeal and following among music lovers and collectors all over the globe, becoming the most-valued Peruvian LP in the world and the most sought-after vinyl ever of Infopesa's catalog on sites such as Discogs and Ebay.
Now, 45 years since it was first released, Fiesta En Oriente makes a triumphal return in a special vinyl reissue that also includes "Lobos al Escape", the first hit of the band as a bonus track and also serves as an homage to Maximiliano Chávez, the mastermind behind the band who left us in 2012 leaving behind an extraordinary repertoire that will live on forever in our hearts and minds. Reworked at Infopesa's studio by Aldo Montalvo under the direction of Juan Ricardo and Alberto Maraví, who produced and oversaw the original mastering of the record in 1974. Packaged in artwork that uses the original cover of the LP reinterpreted by well-known Peruvian collage master Yerko Zlatar. Includes Spanish/English liner notes.