Reluciente y Rechinante Tour
Aterciopelados, the pioneer Latin-American folk-rock group, returns after 8 years with their first long and live project entitled "Reluciente, Rechinante y Aterciopelado." This CD+DVD is a compilation of the most representative songs of their repertoire that celebrates over two decades of their existence as a band. It features the participation of big names, such as Macaco, León Larregui (vocals for the Mexican group Zoé), Goyo (Chocquibtown) and Catalina García (Monsieur Periné).
The group's members, Andrea Echeverri and Héctor Buitrago, founded Aterciopelados in 1992 and achieved great success, both locally and internationally, thanks to a sound that was absolutely unique and innovative, free of prejudices, mixing rock with the roots of Colombian folklore and even with salsa and bossa nova.
Hector and Andrea are currently presenting "Reluciente, Rechinante y Aterciopelado", homage to all the songs that turned them into one of the greatest and most renowned rock bands in Colombia and worldwide. As a result of their getting together after a three-year recess and with the objective of presenting their greatest hits at the 20 years of Rock al Parque, they have created this CD+DVD. It includes songs that made the "50 most viral songs of Colombia"
In the middle of their world tour “Reluciente, Rechinante 2017”, in which they support the release of the live album that bears this name in different countries in Europe, Aterciopelados’ pays tribute to Juan Gabriel, with its version of “He venido a pedirte Perdón”. According to Andrea and Héctor, this song is "Sound nu disco and plancha futurista", referring to the term 'iron music' that in Colombia encompasses the great songwriters of Latin music of the 70’s and 80’s.
ESCARIOKA is a multicultural explosion of energy, formed in 2002 by a group of friends in Elizabeth, NJ. Over the years, Escarioka's SOUND has evolved to include flavors from all over the world, especially CUMBIA but also balkan, salsa, hard-core dub and reggae; they call the result PSYCHOTROPICAL PUNK ROCK.
The band is led by Exequiel & Pablo D'Ambrosio (Argentina), Cristobal Miranda Hidalgo and Fernando Alvarez (Chile). The meaning of ESCARIOKA is to keep on sharing the party with positive messages, and to stand up against falseness in people and society. With lots of hope in the lyrics and energy in the music Escarioka makes everyone enjoy 'EL BAILONGO' (the party) and KEEP DANCING.
Considered by many as the world music band at the front of the NYC Latin scene, ESCARIOKA has performed with such bands as El Gran Silencio, SKA-P, Alika, Panteon Rococo, Rudy Crew, Los Destellos, The Brazilian Brothers, Chico Trujillo, Fidel Nadal, La Matatena, Gondwanna, Sergio Rotman (Fabulosos Cadillacs).
Escarioka released its first album 'Factor Sabor' through the independent label Mehanata Records in February 2012, and is in the process of independently recording a second.
This collective of artists is more than just a band, it's a really good group of friends and it's a FAMILY that's going to keep working together. Thanks to all the fans and families that support us in our shows showing tremendous love always, thank you so much! ESCARIOKA will keep promoting flavor, energy, positivity, peace and truth.
The band members are:
Exequiel 'FLACO' D'Ambrosio -Vocals
Pablo D'ambrosio - Bass
Fernando Alvarez - Guitar
Cristobal Miranda - Drums
Richard Quercini - Percussion
Mark Nagy - Trombone
Till Kuenkler- Trombone
Will Livengood - Trumpet
Noah Dreiblatt - Sax