SXSW Spotlight: Spanish pop star Macaco

Spanish star Macaco performs at SXSW.
Spanish star Macaco performs at SXSW.

International pop sensation Dani Carbonell, better known as Macaco, started his Austin South by Southwest experience by kayaking on the Colorado River. He says squeezing time to be around nature, especially while on tour, helps center him.

Carbonell, whose upcoming album Historias Tattooadas releases on March 24, performed at the Sounds from Spain day party earlier this week and will close out a showcase featuring several artists from Spain on Friday at midnight at Lucille.

Carbonell says fans can expect his new album to match his signature multicultural style. “Being yourself is much easier,” he says. The first single from the album “Hijos De Un Mismo Dios” has already proved to be popular online and weaves in the stories of people in different parts of the world and shows that despite differences, we’re all connected.

Check out an interview with Carbonell, where he discusses his latest music:


Author: Nancy Flores

Nancy Flores is a features writer who covers general assignments including Latino culture for the Austin American-Statesman and Austin360.

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