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A Pan-Latin Community of Rhythm and Song

Baracutanga is a seven-piece band representing four different countries (Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, USA) that prides itself on arranging traditional South American rhythms in new and interesting ways, such as huayño and cumbia with Middle-Eastern darbuka or mixing Afro-Cuban bata and Afro-Peruvian festejo with Andean zampoñas, among several other rhythmic combinations. This kind of experimentation, coupled with blending ancestral traditions with a modern sensibility, has resulted in an exciting and distinct Latin flavor all its own that leaves dancing crowds always wanting more. 


Lyrically and musically, Baracutanga proposes to build bridges between the south and the north, overcoming the barriers of discrimination.  Aside from their affinity and respect for native rhythms from the lands of their ancestors, the group finds common ground in creating songs those cross-linguistic and cultural barriers, promoting intercultural experiences that empower Latinos with a positive message of self-affirmation.  They fervently oppose all types of violence and conceive their music as a vessel to increase and acknowledge cultural pluralism.


Baragutanga‘s live shows are joyous, intense and explosive with fronting duties split between powerful Peruvian songstress Jackie Zamora and the band’s exuberant beating heart, Bolivian multi-instrumentalist Kilko Paz (son of famed Bolivian activist Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui).  Added magic comes from extraordinary Ecuadorian multi-instrumentalist Carlos Noboa.  The group is rounded out by an extremely talented and inventive cast performing on guitars, horns, flutes, accordions, vibes, an array of percussion and all manner of string instruments and is often joined on stage by Afro-Peruvian and Latin dancers.


Baracutanga’s new single and video “Cuida tus Espaldas”, mixed by Grammy-nominated, triple platinum engineer Frank “El Medico” Rodriquez (Kinky, Juan Luis Guerra, Daddy Yankee), wwas released in January 2019.  Their second single and video, "Culebra Mala" will be released Summer 2019 with a full length Cd fo follow in early 2020.   Their debut full-length studio album, Importados, (recorded in Albuquerque, NM, Santa Fe, NM and Cadiz, Spain) was released in September 2015.  With multiple regional awards and recognition, performances across the Southwest, Rocky Mountains, and California, with stops in Calgary, NOLA, Austin and México, and an ever-growing fan base, New Mexico-based Baragutanga is ready to spread their fresh take and mix of South American flavors to national and international audiences. 



"Cuida tus Espaldas"

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Baracutanga: Watch Your Back Tour 2019

March 2 - Las Puertas Event Center - Albuquerque, NM (NM Philharmonic Gala)
March 9 - Taos Mesa Brewing - Taos, NM
April 13 - Monterey Court - Tuscon, AZ 
May 24 - Summer Concert Series at Ashley Pond  - Los Alamos, NM  
May 25 -Wine Festival - Albuquerque, NM  
June 13 - Ft. Lewis College Summer Series - Ft. Lewis, CO
June 27 - Santa Fe Band Stand - Santa Fe, NM
June 29 - Arvada Center - Denver, Colorado (with Orquesta Akokan)
August 17 - Pueblo Cultural Center -  Albuquerque, NM - "Cuida Tus Espaldas" Video Release Party
September 13 - Sister - Albuquerque, NM - 10 Year Aniversary Gala with Special Guests 
September 28 - Little Toad Creek - Silver City, NM
May 12 - Kansas City, KS - Workers Revival Festival
June 16 - Angel Fire, NM - Festival Eclectica
June 23 - Albuquerque, NM - National 
Hispanic Cultural Center
July 18 - Santa Fe, NM - Santa Fe Bandstand
July 20 - Durango, CO - KSUT's Party In The Park
September 7 - Urbana, IL - University of Illinois
November 2 - Private Event - El Paso, TX
November 30 - Boxcar - Santa Fe, NM
December 7 - Monterey Court Cafe - Tucson, AZ

April 8: Santa Fe, NM - Skylight - Benefit for
May 5: Austin, TX - Flamingo Cantina
May 6: San Antonio, TX - Historic Pearl Brewery (11 AM)
May 6: San Antonio, TX - LUNA Music Bar & Lounge
June 4: Albuquerque, NM - National Hispanic Cultural Center
July 23: Albuquerque, NM - Summerfest (with Los Lobos)
July 27: Durango, CO - Fort Lewis College
July 29 & 30: Calgary, AB, Canada - Calgary Folk Music Festival
August 2: Santa Fe, NM - Santa Fe Bandstand
September 8: Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
September 15 & 17: Denver, CO - Americas Latin Eco Festival
September 16: Denver , CO - Walnut Room
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