“Simply put, Bajofondo makes Bajofondo music,” says Bajofondo’s two-time Academy Award-winning founder and producer Santaolalla. “What we do is neither tango nor electronica. We believe we do music of the Río de la Plata, and if you want to create a music that represents what places like Buenos Aires and Montevideo sound like, obviously genres such as tango, murga, milonga, and candombe are going to be present, because they are part of the genetic-musical map of that part of the world. But the 40-year history of Argentine and Uruguayan rock, and the 30-year plus history of hip hop and electronica in those places are also part of the map.” Tango Club (2002), which featured a long list of guest artists such as Academy Award-winner Jorge Drexler, Adriana Varela, Cristóbal Repetto, Adrián Iaies, Didi Gutman, and Pablo Mainetti, among others, quickly caused a stir in Argentina (where the 300,000 + sales reached Triple Platinum). It won Argentina’s prestigious Premio Gardel (named after tango’s greatest singer) as “Best Electronica Album” and a Latin Grammy for “Best Instrumental Pop Album.”
“Presente is our most complete album yet,” says Santaolalla. “It’s a sonic trip that takes you from the most magical to the most epic urban moments.”
In 2013 Presente was nominated for three Latin Grammys and won “Best Instrumental Album” and “Best Alternative Song” for “Pena En Mi Corazón”. In 2014 Presente was also nominated for three Premios Gardel, “Best Production of the Year”, “Best Video” for the song “Lluvia” and “Best Instrumental/Fusion Album”.
Since its inception, Bajofondo has toured non-stop, performing at major World and Electronica festivals such as Roskilde in Denmark, Womad in England, Cactus Festival in Belgium, Pirineos Sur Festival in Spain, Pohoda in Slovakia, and making appearances in 15 European countries. The band has toured the United States twice, culminating their 2006 tour at the prestigious Lincoln Center in New York City. In 2007, Bajofondo appeared in London’s legendary Barbican Center, and in Brussels, Amsterdam and Rio de Janeiro.
Doors: 8:00pm Show: 9:00pm Ages: 18+ Tickets: $20.00 advance / $30.00 day of show