SUPER SPANISH COMBO
The African and Latin rhythms, mixed with other drier funk / hip hop, melodies twine together with percussive rap. The Combo music involves letters with content with room for the message, for the everyday stories, or just for the party. Their live show is a fresh mix, 100% danceable, combining key beatbox, rap guaguancó, hipopeada guaracha, samples, tools, interaction with the public and a lot of improvisation achieves a happy and fun show that leave the audience with a good taste of “we want more”.
The components are: Genuine Efe (Mc / beatmaker), Canek Gonzalez (Voice / guiro), Dante Parraguez (Percussion), Carles Estruch (Tuba), Chinese (Cuba Tres) Jonas (Saxo)
Do you know Pachanga? Because we at the Tropical Diaspora don´t expect that everything we talk about in the tropical matter is something obvious let´s begin with the basics. Already Che use the term Pachanga in his speeches…
“Pachanga is a genre of music which is described as a mixture of son montuno and merengue. This type of music has a festive, lively style and is marked by jocular, mischievous lyrics. The name came about to describe the genre in Cuba in 1959.” and The Argentine-Cuban guerilla Ernesto ‘‘ Che ‘‘ Guevara would say about the ideology of the revolution: “This is a socialism with pachanga ‘.“
Also in this special case with the Super Spanish Combo we could define Pachanga like that: “Pachanga with responsibility and conscience” is what we call the Combo affinity to texts with strong content. To point this great combo characteristic just let´s take the case of Juan Andrés Benítez from the district of Raval in Barcelona. Juan Andres Benitez Alvarez was 50 years old, was born in Seville and lived more or less since ten years in Barcelona, where he had two commercial establishments in the area known as ‘Gayxample’ of Barcelona where a video shows how four policemen kicked, punched and kneed the man as he “squealed like a pig”, as one of the neighbours who filmed the event put it. Exactly this song we decide to press on our first 7 inch, the song for Juan Andrés! Justice for Juan Andrés.