Chicha is the music of Peru's Great Migration -- the movement of indigenous people and other rural residents, some from the jungle and even more from the Andes, into the coastal cities starting in the 1960s. And Discos Horoscopo (founder Juan Campos Muñoz is pictured above) recorded the soundtrack of that migration.
Horoscopo released hundreds of chicha records between 1977 and 1989. The label was revived a few years ago; 38 of their titles are now available on Bandcamp, and Belgium's Rebel Up Records just issued Chicha Popular: Love & Social Political Songs From Discos Horoscopo 1977-1987. So it's a perfect time for a tribute to Discos Horoscopo on Global A Go-Go as part of an all-Latin second hour this week. For more background, check out this essay from Remezcla: remezcla.com/features/music/discos-horoscopo-relaunch
Also this week (Sunday January 30, 1:00-3:00 PM on WRIR, for two weeks afterwards at wrir.org/listen, check your local listings for airing on other radio stations, and any old time at my podcast site): North African strings, Yugo-pop of the 20th and 21st centuries, funaná from Cabo Verde and points beyond, cumbia-adjacent rock en español and champeta's electronic sound.