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Aterciopelados Will Perform Tomorrow in Barcelona

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Aterciopelados will perform tomorrow, Wednesday, June 28th, at the Razzmatazz venue in Barcelona, Spain, in a concert focused on El Dorado, their second studio album that gained international fame in 1994.

The Colombian group, formed by Andrea Echeverri and Héctor Buitrago, will perform at the emblematic Razzmatazz venue, following their last performance in Barcelona on August 31st, 2022. On that date, they had a successful show at Sala Apolo. Razzmatazz is a space inaugurated in 2000, located in a former factory in the Parc i La Llacuna del Poblenou neighborhood. It has five rooms and is a reference point for Barcelona’s nightlife, taking up the legacy of the historic Sala Zeleste, which no longer exists.

Aterciopelados was one of the first rock groups in the country to achieve international fame, mainly thanks to that second album, which includes hits like “Florecita Rokera” and “Bolero Falaz.”

30 years of success

They began their musical career in 1993 with the LP “Con el corazón en la mano” (BMG, Culebra Records, RCA), which was well-received. But it was undoubtedly “El Dorado” (BMG, Culebra Records) that propelled them to recognition beyond the country’s borders.

Aterciopelados embodies a very characteristic, joyful, and colorful style of music. It’s a fusion of rock with traditional Colombian and Latin American rhythms. Time magazine wrote that “Aterciopelados’ true skill lies in their ability to take musical styles from north of the border and give them new life, all while infusing them with a distinctly Colombian shine.”

Message and recognition

The group carries a strong message of social awareness and has been recognized by the United Nations for denouncing violence in Colombia. Their songs address a multitude of topics, including political injustice, women’s rights, and environmental destruction. Even today, “Caribe Atómico” remains an anthem for the fight against climate change in Colombia and the entire Caribbean region.

They have received numerous music awards, with a highlight being the Latin Grammy for Best Alternative Album in 2007 for “Oye” (Nacional Records).


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