Exclusive: Los Crema Paraíso & Andrea Echeverri Premiere 'El Curruchá' Video
A parade of Venezuelan beauties lip-synch to the tongue-twisting classic sung by the Aterciopelados frontwoman.
Los Crema Paraíso is the name of the latest project from three musicians who’ve made their mark internationally as innovators: José Luis Pardo of Latin alternative pioneers Los Amigos Invisibles, Neil Ochoa of electro-Latino groups Si*Se and Chicha Libre, and Alvaro Benavides of a current tastemakers choice, Pedrito Martinez’s group.
The new Los Crema Paraíso album De Película!, to be released May 5, is something of a tribute to Venezuelean music and pop culture.
Watch the video of the trio’s version of the galloping folkloric standard “El Curruchá,” featuring Aterciopelados frontwoman Andrea Echeverri and a parade of loose-lipped vintage pin-ups torn from the pages of Venezuelan gossip magazines. “We are all Venezuelans that grew up playing different kinds of music but felt challenged to play with our roots and also wanted to bring something else to the way people see music from our native country” says Pardo. “Our music sounds like a combination of high speed bossa nova with a jazzy modern waltz, and percussive atmospherics with a warmth and sweetness that only a mix of these elements can bring.”
The album acknowledges the global mix of music the artists grew up listening to in Venezuela with covers of Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” and Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus,” as well as original songs.