Sounds from Spain come to SXSW

Rock outfit Rulo y La Contrabanda at SXSW. Photo by Nancy Flores/American-Statesman
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Rock outfit Rulo y La Contrabanda at SXSW. Photo by Nancy Flores/American-Statesman
Rock outfit Rulo y La Contrabanda at SXSW. Photo by Nancy Flores/American-Statesman

Rock outfit Rulo y La Contrabanda at SXSW. Photo by Nancy Flores/American-Statesman

Sounds from Spain, an organization that fosters and promotes Spanish music internationally, hosted its eighth annual day party at Brush Square Park complete with paella and sangria to get into the Spanish spirit.

This year’s event featured artists included BeGun, Disco las Palmeras!, Hinds, Macaco, Oso Leone, and Rulo y la Contrabanda.

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Rulo y la Contrabanda from Reinosa, Spain, electrified crowds with its feisty energy and solid rock tunes. International pop star Macaco later had the audience in the palm of his hands with a mix of some of his classic songs like “Tengo” to new songs like “Hijos de un Mismo Dios.”

His set was only a sneak peek of what’s to come at SXSW, when his full band arrives later. Macaco is already proving to be an early favorite. (Be on the lookout for a Q&A with the artist soon).

Catch all the Spanish acts again at the evening showcase on Friday, March 20th at Lucille (77 Rainey).

 


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