RAY LIRIANO

Ray Liriano - Cantante/Compositor Dominicano, nos brinda una propuesta como trio cargada de Las influencias de rock alternativo, folk y ritmos latinos.

BACHACO is an international Afro-Caribbean Roots Rock band based out of Miami, Florida in the U.S. Their music successfully blends feel-good and conscious lyrics through the mix of Reggae, Dancehall and Ska with Rock, Hip-Hop and Colombian Cumbia. Their recent and much anticipated self-titled independent debut album is out now and features their hit singles “Cumbia Pa’ La Nena” and “Ni Una Lagrima” Their “Cumbia Pa’ La Nena” video, produced by Latin Grammy Winner video director Cesar Rodriguez, achieved rotation on MTV Tr3s and MTV Latin America. BACHACO was also selected as “Descubre & Download” Artist of the Month on the MTV Tr3s website during November 2012 where visitors downloaded the hit single “Cumbia Pa’ La Nena” completely free. Both singles reached the top 20 charts on AOL Radio’s Rock Latino station with “Cumbia pa’ la Nena” on #3 and “Ni Una Lagrima” on #1. BACHACO’s debut album also includes the hit singles “Jamaican Cumbia” as well as a special collaboration with South American Reggae legends Gondwana on “Cruzando Fronteras.”

Since its formation in 2007, BACHACO has performed over 300 concerts all the way from Argentina to Canada sharing stage and performing at the same events and festivals as other big names in the reggae and world music scenes such as Israel Vibration, Toots & The Maytals, Tribal Seeds, Ozomatli, Luciano, Easy Star All-stars, Midnite, Cultura Profetica, Gondwana, Los Cafres, Los Pericos, Bahiano, Alika, Jarabe de Palo, Los Amigos Invisibles, WAR, King Chango and many more. BACHACO has also showcased during the SXSW and LAMC music conferences thanks to support from BMI.

BACHACO’s members hail from Venezuela, Colombia, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Peru and the U.S. allowing their songs to naturally flow in both English and Spanish but the true language BACHACO speaks is its own music and what they transmit: An Explosive International High Energy Groove! That is simply the result of the band’s own diverse range of nationalities. BACHACO is a true multi-cultural experience.

BACHACO was initially conceived by Venezuelan brothers Edilberto “Eddy” Morillo, lead vocals, and Jose Morillo, bass and vocals, along with Domingo Medina on drums, also from Venezuela. The current 8-piece line up consists of: Edilberto “Eddy” Morillo on vocals, Domingo Medina on drums, Jamaican guitarist and vocalist Matthew Jacquette, Bruce McKinnon Jr., Miami-born half Colombian half Irish, on trumpet and vocals, Alexander Cruz, Puerto Rican, on trombone, Farid Cure on electric guitar, from Colombia, and Cristian “Mumbles” Rocha from Peru. Recently added to the lineup, John "JP" Guinan on SAX.

What is a Bachaco? The word Bachaco is the name given to a Leafcutter Ant in Venezuela. The same type of ant is found accross that Amazon Rainforest and in countries such as Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil. The insect is used by Venezuelan indians to create a “picante” (hot sauce). We could say Bachaco is a musical PICANTE.

"Bienvenidos a vivir, bienvenidos a soñar" (welcome to live, welcome to dream) our first CD, brought us a lot of learning in different aspects of our life; in a musical and a personal way. After this dream came true… what it is next: work and work. Today El Zaguán is in the process of exploration, where we have found new rhythms, new ideas, and a new road without losing our essence and the wave that represent El Zaguán, giving us as a result song that will be heard soon and that probably would be in our next work.

However, If you haven't heard about us until now; What is El Zaguán?:

El Zaguán is a rock group that has elements of reggae, salsa, blues, pop and Rock & Roll; with a lot of COLOMBIAN touch, and with the mix of letters about our own daily experiences, it gives fun spaces to whom heard the songs and to the group; giving as a result a music "sancocho" with a lot of flavor.

The band is made up by three musicians since 2008 that have been working on other projects during the past years, specially playing cover at some Medellin bars. They are: Juan Esteban Arango as the singer, Miguel Arango as the drummer and Lucas Alvarez on the keyboards.

At the moment the band is on the pre-production for the second album with the hand of Sound Node. Drums, percussion and bass were recorded in Medellin, keyboards in Bogota and guitars and voice in London.

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RAY LIRIANO, Bachaco, El Zaguan

Saturday, October 19 · 10:00 PM at PAX