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Genre:funk, latin, soul

The Chakachas were a Belgium-based group of Latin Soul studio musicians.Also known as Les Chakachas or Los Chakachas, they were formed by band leader Gaston Bogaert, ex-Los Juano Boengs and ex-The Continentals, percussion (conga & tumba); Tito Puente's singer wife Kari Kenton, vocals & maracas; Vic Ingeveldt (Dutchman from Liege), sax; Charlie Lots, trumpet; Christian Marc, piano; Henri Breyre, guitar & backing vocals; and Bill Raymond, bass.

All were native in Schaarbeek (a district of Brussels), or nearby Charleroi; Willebroek and Liege.They started out in the late 1950s had a Belgian #1 in 1958 with Eso Es El Amor, which was sung in Spanish.

In 1962 they crept into the UK charts for the first time with Twist Twist, which reached #48.Although they issued numerous recordings, they are best remembered as a one-hit wonder for their hit disco single Jungle Fever from 1972, which sold over a million copies in the U.

S. and reached #3. In the UK it fared less well: despite some airplay soon after release it was later banned by the BBC, who took exception to the moaning and heavy breathing heard on the record, first by a woman and later by a man as well.

It peaked at #29.The song was covered in the movie Boogie Nights and featured on the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas soundtrack, being played on fictional radio station Master Sounds 98.3.

Chakachas performs funk, latin, soul music and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, or other music performances. The estimated booking fee range to book Chakachas for your event, Please Contact. Chakachas has more than 37.4K listeners worldwide and really knows how to entertain your audience. Similar artists are  The Meters, The Emotions, Joe Bataan . Contact AAE Music agency for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chakachas for an upcoming event.

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