La Chamba's First Full-Length Album

$5,915 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 131 people in 14 months
It is with a warm heart, that we sincerely thank you for visiting our campaign.

La Chamba means “work,” and is a word used on the streets of Latino/a America to describe your “hustle and grind.” We began about 7yrs ago when we fell in love with the working-class sound of 60’s and 70’s psychedelic Peruvian Surf-Pop music. In the garages and backyards of East & South Central Los Angeles, we found a home in Peru’s Chicha culture- the sound and social message resonated deeply with who we are. We fuse electric guitar & organs with Afro-latin rhythms such as cumbia & salsa, and bring our unique spice to L.A.’s thriving musical scene.

Since day one when we started La Chamba, our friends and loved ones have always shown us the way!

We learned that it takes family and friends to make creative dreams come true.

We have grown so much over the past year and a half recording, mixing & mastering our music. We made it this far along the process, and now we need your help to bring our first full-length album to life!

Our album is entitled “Ecos de la Selva,” ( “Echoes of the Jungle” ) and was tracked, mixed and mastered in City Terrace, East Los Angeles- it will feature 11 tracks + (2 Bonus Tracks). Our hope is to bring the sounds of the natural and concrete jungle together, and share our musical experience with the world!

Artwork by: Cesar Ruiz

We pay humble homage to Chicha classics with our own original arrangements - including trumpet & trombone, 3 & 4 part vocal harmonies, 12-string electric guitars, organs and elements of funk!

We also feature the legendary Peruvian Guitarist Jose L. Carballo, (from Chacalon Y La Nueva Crema, La Mermelada & Los Hijos Del Sol), on the classic track “Cariñito.”

Recording is costly, and so is packaging, promoting & distributing our music. We also have many other expenses ahead of us once our album is physically in our hands (that exceed the amount we are hoping to raise). The more you can help us raise, the more we can accomplish. Donations at any level are greatly appreciated, and funds that exceed our goal will help us spread and share our music with even more folks!

Your Funds will help pay for:

-Cd Replication of 1k CDs & Shipping
-Album Artwork & Layout
-Video Production & Additional Photography
-Digital Distribution
-Promotional Materials Such as: ( Flyers, Buttons, Stickers & T-Shirts)
-Go Fund Me fees (for processing pledges) - Approximately 7.9% of total + .30 cents per Transaction

*** Publicist (if we can exceed our goal)

We have created different suggested donation levels with fun incentives to show you how much we love and appreciate you! If you have any suggestions and or wish to make a custom donation, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

We hope to share our music with you soon~
Thank you from the top, to the bottom of our hearts!

With Love,

Alejandro Araujo- Electric Guitar & Backup Vocals
Kyle Armstrong- Organ & Piano
Jaime Cisneros- Timbales, Percussion & Backup Vocals
Mario Gonzalez- Guiro, Bongos & Backup Vocals
Carlos Zaragoza- Bass
Jason Zepeda- Congas & Lead Vocals

Much gratitude to our featured musical guests:

Jose L. Carballo - Electric Guitar
Joseph Quiñones - Trumpet, Trombone & Flute
Jose Cruz Jr. - 12-String Electric Guitar & Synths
Chrisol Lomeli - Back-Up Vocals
Gustavo Cayro - Shekere
Adrian Garcia - Keys & Organs


Special thanks to The Get Down Collective for all their support over the years ~ their hard work and dedication has helped us grow so much. Special thank you to Jose Cruz Jr. for Mixing & Mastering our album with skill and patience. Much appreciation and respect to Gabriel Garcia of Changui Majadero for his musical guidance and insight. We are eternally grateful to all our friends, families, musical sisters and brothers- all of you who have danced with us, and believed in us over the years.





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Hey Fam,

We are super excited to finally be sharing our music with everyone! Thank you for all your support and patience. If you ordered a digital album, CD, T-shirt, Poster, Sticker & Button, your shipment will be sent out early next week!

For T-Shirt SIZES: If you ordered a t-shirt, please send us your name & shirt size via email by Monday May 22nd. If we don't hear back, we will send a medium or a large as a default size. Sizes available are: s,m,L,XL,2XL,3XL.

For Vinyl Purchases: Vinyl will be sent out at the end of June, normal pressing for vinyl takes about 12 to 16 weeks. Thank you so much for your patience.

If you have any questions regarding your order, please don't hesitate to contact us. (please include your name and what you ordered when contacting)

Wishing you all the best, with gratitude & love!
-La Chamba

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We are deeply moved by all your support~ We made it to our goal! Our campaign ends April 1st, and there is still an opportunity to make any last minute donations & share with family and friends.

Dreams do come true when you have so many good people conspiring to make it real!

Thank you sincerely for your love!
-La Chamba

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We are so grateful and honored by your overwhelming support. It brought tears to our eyes to see everyone coming together to help us raise 3k.

Now we are raising the bar to 4.5k because- it will help us put our album on vinyl and send it to Japan! If you donated $50 or more, our limited edition vinyl record will be included with your gift pack!

We have also included the option to pre-order our limited edition vinyl for $40 (includes CD + digital download).

Thank you for your continued support!
Pls like and spread the word :) <3
With much soul and love!
-La Chamba
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WE DID IT! Thank you for helping us get across the finish line~ We are so grateful for your generous support! We can't wait to share our music with you! If you still know anyone who can help by donating to our cause, please share our campaign and let them know we will be raising funds until the end of march. WE LOVE YOU!
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$5,915 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 131 people in 14 months
Created March 13, 2017
Bonus Heart
Get 2 Bonus Track Downloads from our upcoming album! (Sent to you before album Release)
Get a high quality Digital Download of our 11-track album + (2 Bonus Tracks) Before release date!
Album Pack
High Quality Digital Download of our 11-track Album + (2 Bonus Tracks ) (before release date) + Physical Copy (Includes shipping and handling)
Signed CD Pack
High Quality Digital Download + Autographed Physical Album + Limited edition Button & 2 Stickers!
Vinyl & CD
Limited Edition Vinyl + High Quality Digital Download + Physical Album (Please allow at least 14 to 16 weeks for vinyl)
T-Shirt Bundle
High Quality Digital Download + Autographed Physical Album + Limited edition Button, 2 Stickers & COOL T-shirt (100% cotton)! (Includes Shipping & Handling)
Vinyl + Bundle
Limited Edition Vinyl+Digital & Physical Album + Limited edition Button, 2 Stickers & COOL T-shirt (100% cotton)! (Shipping & Handling - pl allow 14-16 weeks)
Limited Poster
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1 of 10 (Numbered) Limited Edition Autographed Album Posters + T-Shirt Bundle!
Your name on our album credits as a donor + T-Shirt Bundle!
Music Lesson
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2hr lesson with Jaime Cisneros (Percussion) or Kyle Armstrong (Piano) at our studio location or via skype! + T-Shirt Bundle. (Pls Specify Percussion or Piano)
Personal Msg
We will film a song for you at our rehearsal with a personal THANK YOU message at the end & upload to our social media + T-Shirt Bundle Pack!
BBQ at Park
A Special BBQ with La Chamba at a local park in East Los Angeles with you & up to 5 friends (Special meal cooked by our moms!) + jam session + T-Shirt Bundle!
Private photo session with La Chamba ( where we will featured you and up to 5 friends on our social media pages!) + T-shirt Bundle!
Original Art
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Own the Original (1 of a kind) Album artwork "Ecos de la Selva" - Framed & Signed (By Artist: Cesar Ruiz) & the band + T-Shirt Bundle Pack!
Performance at wedding, bar, concert, party (within 75 miles of Los Angeles) + 5 T-shirt Bundles + credit on our album! (Some restrictions apply).
CA Performance
Performance at wedding, bar, concert, party ANYWHERE IN CALIFORNIA! + 10 T-shirt Bundles + credit on our album! (Some restrictions apply).
US Performance
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Performance at wedding, bar, concert, party (ANYWHERE IN THE CONTIGUOUS U.S.) + 25 T-shirt Bundles + credit on our album! (Some restrictions apply).
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13 months ago

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Wendy Carrillo
14 months ago

Can't wait to hear the new music!

Ivan aka Jahny Wallz
14 months ago

Rock on homies! Con Sabor!!

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