Winter tour 2019

Oscar prepares for an interstate tour with his new live looping and electronic-folk project ChibCha.

Chibcha is an almost extinct language from Colombia spoken by the indigenous Muisca. It’s also the producer alias name for Colombian born artist Oscar Jimenez (AMARU TRIBE, WATUSSI). 
Oscar creates new musical genres and uplifting beats with traditional and electronic soundscapes. Using mixing and live looping techniques with an interesting combination of instruments such as Andean Charango, Gaita corta (Colombian indigenous flute), Synths, Spanish guitar, drum machine and live percussion.

A celebration of his musical influences from his tropical homeland to sounds from all around the world such as Cumbia, Dub, Dance-Hall, Afro-beat and folk-tronica. Think of Manu Chao, Nicola Cruz, Bomba Estereo with an Colombian-australian feel.

Here are the tour dates:

Aug 29th @ Elwood Lounge – Live and Local Festival with Tekwami (ST KILDA, VIC)

Aug 31st @ Loop Bar (Melbourne) – as part of AFROEXPERIMENTS with OYOBI + Cumbia Massive DJs (MELB, VIC)

Sept 7th @ Pablo’s Cocktail Bar – Hobart

Sept 13th @ Tatlers with Reyes de la Onda + AIRE Folclor + DJ OXCAR

Sept 14th @ Bar Oussou

WINNER of the ISC

ISC winnerbuttonThe song for peace in Colombia “Vuelve a Nacer” of Oscar Jimenez feat La Phonoclorica was announced 2nd winner on the Latin category at the International Songwriting Competition. You can check out all the winners and listen to the song in the following link: https://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners

Oscar is overwhelmed by the response of this song. We hope this song reaches the heart of many people and contributes to the peace around the World. As part of this, Oscar is also excited to start final stages of production of an new EP with La Phonoclorica to be release later this year

To celebrating all the recent achievements Oscar will offer an acoustic concert at La Niche Cafe in Collingwood next Friday 25th of May. FREE Entry. Check out the Event page here for more details

If you are interested in what Oscar its been doing in the last few months check out his latest release with AMARU TRIBE in collaboration with his wife Katherine Gailer and a group of talented artist  from all around the world based in Melbourne. Their debut Album as already received some wonderful reviews and continues to rize in the local scene. Listen here

Amaru tribe are currently on tour with the sensational band from Barcelona “La Pegatina”.

 

 

 

International Songwriting Competition Finalist

ISC logo 2016The song “Vuelve A Nacer” in the “Latin Music” category has been selected as a finalist by the 2016 ISC listening committee. With over 16,000 entrants, only 2% of all entrants have been selected as finalists. Winners will be announce in late April so stay tune. Here is a link to all the finalist: http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners

Stay tune as Oscar is also preparing the launch if a new Album with Amaru Tribe in April. The band is currently running a crowdfunding campaign through Pozible. If you wanna support and be part of this great project visit: www.amarutribe.com

 

CARIBE takes over Brunswick East

caribe-banner-beastSummer Caribbean vibrations are taking over Melbourne next Friday 20th of Jan. Join Oscar and his crew at this celebration of music from Colombia and the Caribbean taking place at The B.EAST (80 Lygon st. Brunswick East). With Special guests DJ Jolly de Vogue playing classic Cumbias, Champeta and Afrocolombian tunes! Starts at 830pm and its free entry!! Check out more details at the FB Event Link

Coming up in February is Amaru Tribe New Single Launch “El Girasol” at the Night Cat. Stay tuned for details!

 

Music can make a change

The song Vuelve a Nacer was announce the runner up (2nd winner) of the World Citizen Artist Awards!world-citizen-artist-awards-pic
World Citizen Artists organised, along with Gua Africa and Safe Passage, a unique music & art competition on the theme of ‘Hope’.
Through this competition artist from all around the world helped sponsor 235 weeks worth of bus travel to university for Gua Africa students and 254 full days worth of work on the garbage dump for those whom safe passage is helping in Guatemala.
Watch the video below to see the winners and finalists announced by the wonderful singer Marta Gomez (Video Link)

This closes the year with a smile. There is no doubt that 2016 was a very productive year for Oscar. From new collaborations to new recordings and musical travels to South America. The result was about 5 albums produced and recorded for other artist such as Nhatty Man, Madre Monte, Miss Colombia, Funkalleros, Black Orchids String band and other single projects like the Senegambian Jazz Band, The Lalibelas and more.
In 2017 Oscar is about to release a lot of new original music he has been working on as solo artist and also with Amaru Tribe. A solo EP in collaboration with colombian band La Phonoclorica which Oscar had the chance to work with in mid 2016 and is now on the last stages of production. Plus Amaru Tribe first EP which will feature international artist such as Tonolec, Nhatty Man and more!!

To finish up we would like to announce that Oscar’s music is now available on all major online platforms like Spotify and iTunes.