But let me confess you something, that, now and then, when I drive, I listen to the radio: to Radio Mambo, precisely. Some radio, uh? Actually, it is a local radio from Rome, broadcasting h24 salsero music. And my steering wheel is my bongos. I am a die-hard finger tapper. My workmates hate me for that.
Anyway. I do not know who and when this Pílon CD has been sent to me, my name is on some PR list, but as I checked out their name and found on YT this very nice live performance of Los Hacheros, thre's their singer, also congas player, Hector Papote Jimenez who tells the kids 'now everybody can go crazy' and that's what those kids do.. I loved it!
These five young men are from New.. Nueva York (if I am not wrong), and they wisely dose the romance through percussions with trombone, violin, flute (these two add some special extra power to their melodies, listen Papote's Guajira), guitar, bass, other specifics, and last but not least, vocals. Fully enjoyable like a margarita glass in a Dexter episode. Oh, I'm that full of clichés, pardon me. But today it is a rainy day in Rome, and with more than a rain drop, this town sinks down.
Rumba paced, they fit like a perfect charanga. Where Convergencia is has got a magnificient violin/flute intro to step into a time machine directed straight to the 50s. Or the wah wah rhythmics of Mami Me Gusto: delicious.
A genuine 5 piece orchestra.
And the instrumental finale left to Cha-cha Erzlia is simply 60s fashioned, the missing sound score for a Black Edward's movie.
A genuinely beautiful record.
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Previously, on komakino fanzine, about 'Los Hacheros':
25/05 Pistoia @ BRUMA Vol.II ,Chiesa di San Michele in Cioncio 26/05 San Gemini (Tr) @ Tempio San Giovanni Battista, Degustazioni Music 27/05 Napoli tbc 30/05 Roma @ Angelo Mai (w/ Roseluxx) 03/06 Este (Pd) @ Festival delle Basse 24/06 Milano @ Terraforma
26/07 Milano @ Magnolia Estate
Earlybird a 10euro + d.p. /
Biglietto: 18euro + d.p. e 20euro in cassa.
27/07 Sesto Al Reghena (PN) @ Sexto'nplugged
Sesto Al Reghena (PN), Piazza Castello, 4
Biglietto: 20 Euro + d.p.
28/07 San Mauro Pascoli (FC) @ A Cielo Aperto
biglietto: 22 + dp e 25 euro alla cassa
06/06 torino @ spazio211 07/06 marina di ravenna @ hana bi 08/06 roma @ monk Via Giuseppe Mirri 35, supports: the Decibelles (Fra) + MalClango (ita) - 20eu + d.p. con tessera arci (presentarsi al club gia muniti di tesseramento arci 2017)
30/05 Padova, Summer Student Festival 31/05 Firenze, Sala Vanni, Glorytellers 01/06 Recanati (An), Teatro Persiani, Klang 02/06 Genova, Altrove Teatro della Maddalena 03/06 Vadena (Bz), Piazzetta del Castello 04/06 Santarcangelo di Romagna (Rn), Supercnema, Strade Blu Festival / Dogville 06/06 Terracina (Lt), Tracce 10/06 Roma @ Monk 11/06 Guastalla (RE), Handmade Festival more tba