"A steamy mix of tango with hip-hop, electro, rock, jazz, latin,..."
The live band El Juntacadáveres from Belgium is bringing a perfect blend of the traditional tango orchestras and the rebelliousness of the music of today’s scene.
The band was launched by the Argentine musician Enrique Noviello and completed by musicians from different countries and different music genres. They bring a steaming mix of tango, with hip-hop; electro, rock, reggae and Latin... a combination of explosive energy, astonishing twists and turns.
The tango originated at the end of the 19th century when European immigrants went looking for work in Buenos Aires in Argentina. Along with seasonal workers they stayed in conventillos, a type of barracks. However, many of them found no job and rushed into the music. This music also blendedwith the one of the descendants of the black slaves.
In the opposite direction and a hundred years later, the young Argentine, Enrique 'Kike' Noviello from Buenos Aires, packed his bandoneon and saxophone and travelled to Europe, in search of a job. Together with other passionate migrants looking for work, he lived in squatted buildings. Their music melted, even with the sounds of the metropolis.
With this spirit of the ‘tangueros’, Enrique ' Kike' Noviello builds the next generation of ' tango '. His brand: the most radical tango fusion outfit on the scene, creating a complete new sound with its amalgam of tango, jazz, hip-hop, rock and Latin dance music styles.
Languishing and splashing like tango, provocative like the novel by Juan Carlos Onetti which lent the band its name, the end result is always captivating music, as we’ve never heard before: the perfect blend of traditional tango orchestras and the rebelliousness of today’s scene.
After the release of the debut album 'De Platino’ and numerous concerts and festivals at home and abroad, El Juntacadáveres is currently working on a new album ' Twists and Turns' that will appear in spring 2015.
Juan Carlos Onetti (Montevideo, Uruguay) is internationally recognized as the most prominent writer in Uruguay. Onetti used a modernist narrative technique and brought works similar to those of Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus. Juntacadáveres is a novel from 1964 in which Body Snatcher (Juntacadáveres) is a bold pimp. Together with a whole group of old and tired prostitutes (jokingly called : the corpses) he tries to create the perfect brothel.
The Musicians Enrique Noviello: Vocals/Bandoneon/Sax; Pato Lorente: Bandoneon; Onan Van de Weyer: Guitar; Domingo de Jesus López Díaz: Piano/Keyboards; Michel Spiessens:Bass; Luc Bas: Drums.