Olivier Conan (Brooklyn, USA)

Indian Summer, Chiche Libre’s cover

“My Mom had a record… it was one of the most beautiful things I ever heard”

Olivier Conan was born in Paris, but lives in New York City, where he is a founder and co-owner of a Brooklyn club Barbes, known throughout New York for it’s live shows of indie and ethnic music.

He also owns Barbes music label and fronts one of the coolest New York bands, Chiche Libre, that plays a mixture of latin rhythms, surf music and psychedelic pop inspired by Peruvian music from Lima and the Amazon; the band also mixes up covers of forgotten Chicha classics with French-tinged originals, re-interpretation of 70’s pop classics as well as cumbia versions of pieces by Satie and Wagner.


“This one of the tracks I’ve listened to all my life”

“Willie Colon is to this day one of the greatest pop-musicians of all time”

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