With members from Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Colombia and Ireland, Bachaco’s music is as diverse as its members. The six-piece multinational band from Miami was founded in 2007 by brothers Edilberto and Jose Morillo. Bachaco fuses bilingual lyrics with reggae, dancehall and cumbia with elements of ska and hip-hop. The band has performed live more than 300 times, including a recent performance in Austin at The Sahara Lounge in August.
After years of touring, Bachaco has finally released their first self-titled debut album. Co-produced with Mariano Aponte, the 11-track album features Chilean reggae group Gondwana on “Cruzando Fronteras” and includes their first ever-instrumental track “Ciao.” The band also collaborated with Miami musicians Alan Reyna, who provided the percussion throughout the record, and Alex Guardia played the trombone during the instrumental song. With a mix of uplifting and socially conscience songs, the album represents the band’s unique musical fusions.