Current album: ‘El coro de mi gente’ (Warner, March 2017)
To celebrate their 20-year anniversary in style, Amparanoia is on tour again in 2017 for the first time in nine years. Their first album ‚El Poder de Machin‘, which was released in 1997 and is deemed to be a milestone for the mestizo scene to this day, was released in a new version in March 2017. It consists of interpretations of their songs by fellow artists such as Manu Chao, Calexico, Marinah, Chico Trujillo, Txarango, La Pegatina, Zebda, Fermín Muguruza, Joan Garriga and De Pedro.
Back in the 90’s Amparo Sánchez founded the artist collective ‘Amparanoia‘ which is the most influential band of the thriving mestizo scene among Manu Chao. Back then Spanish and French musicians started to create a radical mix of flamenco, Latin American rumba, ska, hip hop, bossa nova, Cuban boleros, rock, dub and drum’n’bass, Basque folklore and punk, Balkan polka, jazz, soul and reggae. The social and political reason behind the movement also caused Amparo to travel to Mexico around the turn of the millennium to support the Zapatistas’ cause. The major label release of Amparanoia’s album ‘Enchilao’ in 2003 has been a huge success in Germany and established them as a force to be reckoned with. About 5 years and 700 concerts later Amparanoia played their farewell tour in 2008.
Besides many club shows the group has already played international festivals like Glastonbury, Roskilde, Womex, Rock Festival Buenos Aires, Montreal Jazz, Lugano Jazz, Montreux Jazz and Horizonte among others.
‘ […] a Spanish-Cuban band who set out to mix Latin styles with anything from reggae to hip-hop, and they are more interested in capturing the live energy and enthusiasm of their music than in subtle studio technique. Their variety is impressive, with anything from boleros to a furious, brassy clash of reggae and Mexico, with lyrics in Spanish, French and English.’ – The Guardian
Carmen Niño (Cuba): bass
Daniel Tejedor (Spain): drums
El Chivo (Venezuela): percussions
Willy Fuego (Spain): guitars
Jose Alberto Varona (Cuba): trumpet
Lazaro Ordoñez (Cuba): trombone
Vesco Kountchev (Bulgaria): violin
Jordi Mestres (Spain): guitar
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