Quinteto negro La Boca
Quinteto Negro La Boca is the new expression of Tango Rock and Social Music. With an impressive musical performance, surprising for its intensity and explosive for the exuberant fusion of powerful music like Punk Rock, Hip Hop, Rap, Jazz, Afro-Latin, African music from around the world and the sounds of root music with the most contemporary tango.
The neighborhood, the suburbs, the affliction of social strata, violence, the drive for anarchy and the power of popular expression are part of the iconography that QNLB shows with brutal honesty.
Born in the neighborhood of "La Boca" in 2008, where the city of Buenos Aires finds its limit by the black river “Riachuelo”; marginal, industrial neighborhood, a real suburban slum of modern Buenos Aires, crossed by social violence, prostitution, drug trafficking, crime and passion for football (the legendary football stadium of Club Boca Jr. team: "The Bombonera Stadium" is located in this neighborhood).
QNLB was born in the current heart of tango, true seedbed of the African-Rioplatense black expression.
The expressive search of Quinteto Negro La Boca breaks the stylistic borders, using the power of Punk Rock, the impunity of Rap and Ska, the celebration of tropical music, reggae, the foreign blackness of Jazz and Blues, and the depth of Latin American root music; betting on the own compositions, resulting in a unique sound.
For almost 10 years, Quinteto Negro La Boca has appeared in major international festivals of World Music and Tango and important venues in: London, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Manchester, Nancy, Frankfurt, Munich, Ulm and countries like Russia, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Canada, Mexico and Uruguay.
2017 - Last work: "CRUCES URBANOS", record label: SONY MUSIC. Launch: March 2018. Tango fusion. Collaboration: CHANGO SPASIUK (Contemporary Chamamé), ANTONIO RIOS (Tropical Music), LA MISSISSIPPI (Blues), NONPALIDECE (Reggae), LAS PASTILLAS DEL ABUEL (Rock), DUENDE GARNICA (Argentine folklore) and 2 MINUTOS (Punk). The album cover made by Rocambole (Redonditos de Ricota).
2015 - 3rd Album: "TANGOS LIBERTARIOS", record label: EPSA MUSIC. Collaboration: OSVALDO BAYER (lyrics and music), ACTITUD MARIA MARTA (Hip Hop), FALTA Y RESTO (rioplatense murga), among others.
2014 - Live DVD: "TANGOS NEGROS Y LIBERTARIOS", ICARO productions.
2012 - 2nd Album: "ÁLBUM NEGRO", record label: EPSA MUSIC. Classic tango covers and new compositions. Collaboration: Osvaldo Bayer, Alejandro Guyot and Martín Otaño (lyrics), Rubén Lobo (Mercedes Sosa´s percussionist), Limón Garcia (former member of Bersuit Vergarabat), "Cucuza", Hernán Fernández, and Malena D'Allessio (Actitud Maria Marta).
2010 - Album debut: "TANGO CONTAMINADO", independent edition (the album is currently sold out. The 3 launched editions have been sold).
Pablo Bernaba: Orchestral conducting, bandoneon and choirs
Martin Quintana: Saxophone, flute and mouth-organ
Guillermo Borghi: electric and acoustic piano
Oscar Pittana: bass and electric bass
Diego Hernán Fernández: voice
Sebastián Colavecchia: electric and acoustic guitar