Five members of the band were killed in a plane crash in 1977.
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This is the band who shook up Peru back in the early 1970s. Juaneco Y Su Combo came from Pucallpa, out in the Amazon jungle in the east of the country, dressed in parrot-feather headgear and cotton tunics like the local Shipibo people, but the band’s self-composed songs matched Latin rhythms with rock influences. These were the first recordings they made, mixing their own brand of Colombian cumbia styles with Cuban influences, insistent quirky keyboard riffs and wailing psychedelic guitar work.

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