Gio Chamba is the wild duo of Giovanny Alejandro and Coffeeleaf. Their infectious musical blend and raucous performances give them an edge that is hard to find in many bands. Fresh and exciting, yet there’s a celebratory sense of familiarity and warmness in their performances. In the four years of making music together, they have shared the stage with such acts as AB Quintanilla and Los Kumbia Kingz Allstarz, Natalia LaFourcade, Caravan Palace, Sonido Gallo Negro, Dengue Dengue Dengue, Baby Bash, and Los Lonely Boys to name a few.
Gio Chamba’s sound emanates from the cultural melting-pot that is Houston. Their music is dotted with vicious raps, tropical guitar and vocal melodies, and intense guitar solos from Giovanny, but the driving force comes from Coffee’s percussion, rooted in the wide-spread genre, Cumbia. Coffee smashes the congas like a punk rocker, but keeps the beat going in perfect time, serving up an infectious pulse for the crowd to feed on. It’s a potent combination and the grooves hit so hard that you can’t help but dance.
Gio Chamba understand their culture and, in many ways, is making music that truly represents a time and place. The music is distinctly American in its fusion of punk, electronic, Houston hip-hop, and cumbia, and the appeal is wide-ranging. They are showing the musical potential resulting from the growing Houston, and are breaking into markets throughout all the Americas and even other parts of the world.
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