The band of Argentina Perotá Chingó be performing in Europe this summer presenting his first self-titled album. The first concert will be on Friday June 20 in Barcelona. The tickets can be booked through the website (bandeed). After waiting for them concerts in France, Italy, Germany, Poland … to reach some of the highlights of the tour, the performance at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark.
Perotá Chingó was born on a trip down the coast of Uruguay. Dolores Aguirre and Julia Ortiz thought they could pay travel expenses playing and passing the hat in bars and beaches. They had grown up together on the bank of the Río de la Plata and, although each one had participated in different projects, they had never played together. The experience was so positive and so many people came to listen to their music during that trip to Uruguay that, when they come back they no longer separated. From there, the enormous success of the video “Rie chinito” in Youtube (almost four million views) did the rest. In early 2012 they get on their van (which they and their fans already know as “the Chingoneta”) accompanied by the Uruguayan guitarist Diego Cotelo and the Brazilian percussionist Martín Dacosta. The tour was a success. The rush for their concerts did not stop growing. They filled theaters and cultural spaces either in the same Argentina, or in Chile, Uruguay and Brasil.
Perotá Chingó’s music is a compendium of styles, not just of Latin American music, but of the entire planet. Due to the varied origin of the instrumentalists and the willingness of the group to encompass all types of sounds, in a concert of Perotá Chingó it can be heard from samba rhythms to reggae tones, through all the traditional music accents from the Southern Cone. All with a unique and original style. Perotá Chingó gives maximum importance to the voices of Dolores Aguirre and Julia Ortiz, strong and gentle at the same time and working perfectly in polyphony. Behind the absorbing presence of the voices, the instrumental base of Diego Cotelo and Martín Dacosta, intentionally minimalist, becomes a perfect accompaniment. The power and the complicity of the two singers, together with lyrics that explain the world through poetry, makes Perotá Chingó a compelling proposition.
With 190.000 likes on their Facebook page, it is clear that Perotá Chingó have become a phenomenon in Latin America, their popularity is growing and now they cross the Atlantic to meet new audiences and new influences.