On Friday, May 25, Bachaco will perform a headlining show at Flamingo Cantina. Bochaco is Miami’s answer to the many Austin and San Antonio-based bands we love and feature on a regular basis. They are part of the modern wave of Latin fusion, combining elements of non-Latin music with traditional Latin rhythms.
Bachaco was founded by Venezuelan brothers Edilberto, lead vocals and Jose Morillo , bass and vocals, along with Domingo Medina on drums, also from Venezuela, Jamaican guitarist and vocalist Matthew Jacquette and Bruce McKinnon, trumpet and vocals, half Colombian half Irish. Puerto Rican Alexander Cruz, on trombone, joined the band later in 2009.
Co-headlining for Bachaco will be the “barrio big band” from San Antonio, Bombasta. The nine-piece collective mixes styles and instrumentations as effortlessly as their lyrics travel between Spanish and English. Often referred to as San Antonio’s answer to Ozomatli, Bombasta are known for energetic live shows and being socially conscious.