Picadillo

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Picadillo - Worldmusic Afro-Cuban Rock Latin Rock Live Act in Madrid

Picadillo Short Info

Picadillo
pronounced: Peeka-diyo

Picadillo is a latin/world music group that fuses vintage cuban music with a modern approach, combining guaracha and son with jazz, blues, rock and New Orleans elements.

​The band formed in 2010 producer Hector Agüero Lauten (Premios Goya winner), Jose Gonzalez, and Rey Rodriguez met Sol Ruiz in Lavapies, Madrid. In a game of dominos, they wrote the song which would title their debut album, "Las Cosas de la Vida". The album was released in 2013, supported by a crowdfunding campaign. Following the release, they signed to Warner Chappell Publishing, and toured internationally with performances at the The Ludwig Foundation and Fabrica del Arte in Havana, Cervantes Institute in Italy, Canada and USA. The band's two lead singers Sol and Rey mention Dr. John, Benny Moré and Billie Holiday as their influences. Rey was born in Cuba, while Sol, born in Miami to Cuban parents lived in New Orleans for several years. The band's name was inspired by a Latin American dish that mixes flavorful ingredients, representing the varied style in their music. Currently, Picadillo is recording their sophomore album, to be released in the summer of 2016 entitled, El Manicomio, featuring rare traditional instruments such as, tres, marimbula and organo oriental.

En Español
Picadillo es una banda multicultural formada en Madrid (España) en 2010 por músicos de origen cubano y estadounidense. Su estilo musical es mestizo. Mezcla la música del sur de Estados Unidos con música cubana. Son, danzón, canción francesa, blue y rock son parte de su receta.

Con un sabor muy particular, vintage y fresco, Picadillo ha presentado su trabajo en diversos escenarios de Italia, España, EEUU, Canadá y Cuba. Su primer disco, Las cosas de la vida, consta de diez temas originales con el que lograron levantar la atención de la industria siendo fichados por Warner Chapell Music, para su catalogo. Este disco los colocó de manera inmediata como una opción de la música alternativa latina, siendo reseñados por prensa y medios de comunicación de los países donde han realizado apariciones y conciertos. Cabe destacar, que a través de su música son un ejemplo actual de integración de dos culturas y dos países (EE.UU. Y Cuba) en vías de encontrar un dialogo común y restablecer unas relaciones y un dialogo roto por mas de 40 años.

Past performances:
Cafe central (Madrid, Spain)
Fabrica de Arte (Havana, Cuba)
Ludwig Foundation (Havana, Cuba)
Festival Mestizo (Cadiz, Spain)
Instituto Cervantes (Palermo, Italy)
Carnival on the mile (Miami, USA)
Ball and Chain (Miami, USA)
​Cafe Berlin (Madrid, Spain)
Cambridge International Festival (Cambridge, Canada)
Small World Music Festival - Lula's Lounge (Toronto, Canada)
Carnaval on the mile (Miami, USA)

Upcoming tour 2016 Canada

Picadillo
pronounced: Peeka-diyo

Picadillo is a latin/world music group that fuses vintage cuban music with a modern approach, combining guaracha and son with jazz, blues, rock and New Orleans elements.

​The band formed in 2010 producer Hector Agüero Lauten (Premios Goya winner), Jose Gonzalez, and Rey Rodriguez met Sol Ruiz in Lavapies, Madrid. In a game of dominos, they wrote the song which would title their debut album, "Las Cosas de la Vida". The album was released in 2013, supported by a crowdfunding campaign. Following the release, they signed to Warner Chappell Publishing, and toured internationally with performances at the T...

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Past Gigs Picadillo

  • 04 | 2016 madrid cafe berlin

Discography Picadillo

  • 2012 las cosas dela vida Album | independent

Media

  • Video Picadillo - "A cuban americ...
  • Video Las cosas de la vida, video...
  • Video PICADILLO - Santiaguera Woman

Origin

  • Madrid ES

Founded

  • 2011