Nando Chang Explores Peruvian Roots Through Music and Food When someone once asked Nando Chang if he was into Tupac, the Peruvian American hip-hop fan thought the reference was to Tupac Amaru, a legendary Incan warrior. In fact, Tupac Shakur was named after another Peruvian revolutionary, also named Tupac Amaru. At the time, though, Chang, […]Read more
Nando Chang Explores Peruvian Roots Through Music and Food
When someone once asked Nando Chang if he was into Tupac, the Peruvian American hip-hop fan thought the reference was to Tupac Amaru, a legendary Incan warrior.
In fact, Tupac Shakur was named after another Peruvian revolutionary, also named Tupac Amaru. At the time, though, Chang, newly living in the United States but born in Chiclayo, Peru into a family with indigenous as well as Chinese heritage, didn’t know that. So he went went deep into Shakur’s catalog and it soon became not only a gateway to a second language but also a way to channel his 14 year old teenage angst.
In Peru, Chang had been a big fan of Argentine rockers Soda Estereo and their front man/songwriter Gustavo Cerati. But after his introduction to hip-hop here in the U.S., things changed.
“At that point I [had] only heard Latin rock, and I loved the way Gustavo Cerati wrote his lyrics, but when I got into hip-hop I understood that the mission of an MC was more than just writing lyrics and then rap music became everything to me,” he said in a statement released with his new album, Cholito Samurai, which will be released on May 18.
The new single from the album, “Corre,” is a visual and lyrical exploration of fast paced life of working people, perhaps inspired by life in a kitchen. As a child in Peru, his first job was at a restaurant and his interest in food also became a part of his artistic vision.
Nando Chang has also become a restaurant owner in Miami’s Design District where his menu is a delicious exploration of Japanese cuisine on traditional Peruvian dishes.
“Food is – along with music – the best way I’ve found to fully express what I am as a Peruvian, as an American, and as an immigrant. Also, having the experience as a restaurant entrepreneur has taught me that you should own your thing, being financially independent and stable, and having the discipline to achieve what you set out. If someone is putting the money for your restaurant then they will own your menu, and something similar happens with your music.
Share This Post with your Friends!
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
4 Healthy Kebab Recipes That Are Perfect For Summer Try this recipe: Seafood Skewers with Croutons and Orange Tuna, swordfish, salmon—no matter what kind of fish you’re in the mood for, skewer it and toss it on the grill for a great summer meal. Ingredients: Skinless fish fillets or steaks, Italian bread, olive oil, salt, […]Continue Reading
Weight loss: Lose weight FAST by drinking this 35p spice mixed with water Weight loss is on the minds of many Britons this month, with summer holiday season in full swing. For those who haven’t achieved their weight goals, one way to speed up weight loss and lose weight fast is by drinking ginger water. […]Continue Reading
Knowing when to throw out food can be tricky, especially dry goods. Products come labeled with a dates like use-by, sell-by and best-by. When it comes to baking, you might have more time to bake those cookies than you thought. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service alongside the Food Marketing Institute and Cornell University […]Continue Reading
Princess Eugenie is looking slimmer and fitter ahead of her royal wedding. A number noticed that the next royal bride is in better shape just months ahead of her big day. Daria Kantor, the founder and CEO of TruBe feels that Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson’s youngest daughter did it in a “healthy fashion.” “Princess […]Continue Reading
The advantages and disadvantages of cucumber Benefits and Disadvantages of Cucumber Cucumber is the fourth largest vegetable in the world, grown in warm areas. The largest production of cucumber in the world is produced in China, Iran, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Spain, Egypt, Japan, and Indonesia. The biological name of the cucumber family is Cucumis sativus. […]Continue Reading
Lemons are antioxidant wealthy citrus fruits that enhance your beauty, by rejuvenating skin from inside transportation a glow to your face. one in every of the main health edges of drinking heat lemon water is that it paves the method for losing weight quicker, therefore acting as a good weight loss remedy. Lemon Water Flushes […]Continue Reading
Most security vendors offer an extensive variety of merchandise: a basic antivirus, a simple safety suite, a more complete security suite, a closing top rate safety Suite with bundled extras and other bits and portions thrown in to capture your attention. Test McAfee.com/activate client variety and you will locate it’s broadly speaking approximately one product. […]Continue Reading
Stay cool with these chilled recipes to beat the summer heat It’s HOT. If you’re dreading turning on the oven, stay cool all summer with these recipes that are served chilled and require minimal cooking. Classic tomato gazpacho Andrew Zimmern’s Tomato Gazpacho. Chef and TV personality Andrew Zimmern shared his recipe for a classic savory […]Continue Reading
This piece was originally published Dec. 9, 2001. “Ninety percent of bakeries work the dough right out of the mixer,” says Louis Sarcone Jr., 38, snappy in his baker’s whites, his crew sliding long wooden paddles into – and then back out of – the tile-faced brick ovens. “We let it sit two hours before […]Continue Reading
Nando Chang Explores Peruvian Roots Through Music and Food When someone once asked Nando Chang if he was into Tupac, the Peruvian American hip-hop fan thought the reference was to Tupac Amaru, a legendary Incan warrior. In fact, Tupac Shakur was named after another Peruvian revolutionary, also named Tupac Amaru. At the time, though, Chang, […]Continue Reading