“Extreme fusion” is perhaps the best definition of the Madrid-based group Canteca De Macao, an innovative band that has continued to surprise audiences during a career spanning ten years. Returning to New York after their 2010 debut, the band’s non-stop musical carnival embraces a wide array of influences: from Latin music to flamenco, reggae to jazz, American rock to Mediterranean folk.
With a 9-member lineup that includes alternating male and female singers and a juggler, Canteca’s live shows represent mestizaje at its most freewheeling and fun.
Canteca De Macao (their name is a play on the Spanish phrase for “cocoa butter”) has released three albums, Cachai (2005), Camino de la vida entera/A Way of Life (2007) and Agua pa’ la Tierra/ Water for the Earth (2009). Funded entirely by their loyal fanbase, their latest disc Nunca es tarde/Never Too Late is released this month.
Canteca De Macao
March 11 at 10:00 pm
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St