Bio 2017

Bareto es una de las bandas más representativas de la nueva música peruana, partiendo de la cumbia psicodélica para amalgamarla con el sabor de la música tropical, la fuerza del rock y la cadencia del reggae. Con casi 15 años sobre los escenarios y 6 discos grabados, el grupo combina presentaciones semanales por todo el Perú con periódicas incursiones internacionales, como su reciente gira europea en julio de este año, en donde se realizaron 12 conciertos en distintas ciudades de España (Barcelona, Santiago de Compostela, Cartagena), Francia (París, Bordeaux y Toulouse), UK, Austria, Portugal y Suecia, finalizando con el debut del grupo en San Petersburgo, Rusia. Este tour tuvo como preámbulo 6 presentaciones en Canadá, incluyendo el Festival Internacional de Jazz de Montreal.

Sus dos lanzamientos más recientes, “Ves lo que quieres ver” (2012) e “Impredecible” (2014) han recibido nominaciones al Grammy Latino, e “Impredecible” fue escogido por la revista especializada “Songlines” como uno de los discos destacados del 2015, además de haber recibido positivas reseñas en diarios como The Guardian y Sunday Times (Inglaterra). En Perú, ha ganado varias veces el Premio Luces del diario El Comercio, otorgado por los lectores en categorías como “Disco del año”, “Artista del Año” y “Grupo del Año”.

Bareto ha sido seleccionado para participar en eventos internacionales como Womex (World Music Expo) en Santiago de Compostela, España; South by Southwest en Austin, EEUU (tres showcases), Latin American Music Conference (en New York, EEUU, showcase oficial con reseña en el New York Times), así como en festivales latinoamericanos como el Medellín Vive La Música en Colombia y El Mapa de Todos en Porto Alegre, Brasil.

Así mismo, ha participado en importantes festivales europeos como “Roskilde Festival” en Dinamarca y “Polé Polé” en Bélgica (2015); “Au foin de la Rue” y “Terres du son” en Francia (2016); “La mar de músicas” en España, “Músicas do mundo” en Portugal, “Glatt und Verkehrt” en Austria y “Viljandi Folk Festival” en Estonia (2017).

El grupo lanzó el año pasado en Perú el sencillo “Quiero amanecer”, y este año un EP titulado “Bareto ya” exclusivo para el mercado mexicano, luego de la inclusión de 2 canciones de la banda en el soundtrack la serie de Netflix “Club de cuervos 2”, convirtiéndose en la única banda peruana presente en una producción de ese nivel internacional. Para la segunda mitad del año está previsto de un nuevo sencillo, algo así como el lado B de “Quiero amanecer”, mientras el grupo comienza a preparar la grabación de lo que será su sétima producción discográfica.

Bareto started playing around 2003, driven by the eagerness of a group of friends and musicians to explore popular music from Peru and Latin America, and mix it with modern rhythms such as rock and reggae.

The band’s musical explorations began with Jamaican ska and reggae, but quickly, and not giving up that original influence, Bareto then focused in Amazonian Cumbia and its psychedelic universe. Soon the experiment took shape in the studio album “Cumbia”, released in 2008, which pushed Bareto to a national success in their hometown, a peak never reached before by a band from the alternative circuit.

The band’s next step forward leads them to become a confirmed reference of contemporary music in Perú, which Bareto spreads around the world during various tours, last of them consisting in a month long trip connecting 7 concerts in Canada (with their debut at the prestigious Montréal International Jazz Festival) and 12 dates among Europe, including Portugal, Spain, France, Austria, Sweden, Stonie and their first ever concert in Russia.

Also, both their last two records of original material, “Ves lo que quieres ver” (“You see what you want to see”, 2013) and “Impredecible” (“Impredictable”, 2015), have been nominated for the Latin Grammy Awards.

Latest singles: Quiero amanecer and Ven mi amor

Recently Bareto released a new single, an energetic version of the Colombian classic “Quiero amanecer”, an easy danceable tune that has been very popular in Peru during the seventies, and that has earned new life with the signature Bareto sound. It’s available in digital outlets everywhere.

And, as a kind of “B side”, the band will soon release another song from the vaults: Chacalon’s “Ven mi amor”, featuring the song’s composer and guitar legend Jose Luis Carballo, giving his unique touch and feel to the song.

Last LP: Impredecible

With Bareto’s last long effort, Impredecible, released in November 2015, the band is getting a deeper international reach thanks to the English label World Village (Harmonia Mundi). The tracks “La voz del Sinchi”, “Viejita guarachera” and “La semilla” has been aired in radios in France as Nova and Fip. Despite the enduring influence of Peruvian Psychedelic Cumbia, Bareto did not stick to this reference in their latest album, which takes us from instrumental cumbia with “La Voz del Sinchi,” to a deep dub atmosphere in “Viejita Guarache-

ra” passing by festejo with the song “El Loco”. The Afro Peruvian diva Susana Baca featured this last track.

The album has also been the opportunity for the band to include electronic elements thanks to the support in production of Felipe Alvarez (Polen Records, Colombia).

Bareto’s musical paths have brought them to travel the world with their original fusion offer.

An unending peruvian tour for the last 10 years

In Peru, they have been performing in every city in an unending tour for almost 10 years. They also participated in important festivals such as Festival Selvámonos and Festival. Siete Mares.

Several tours in the USA, Japan and Europe

Bareto toured many times in the US performing in clubs and festivals with acclaimed shows in LAMC and SXSW. In 2012, they toured for the first time in Japan and in 2015 they released their new album Impredecible in a first European tour which included major festivals like the Roskilde (DK) and Pole Pole (BE).

In july 2016 Bareto went on their second, month-long European tour, and in october, they went back to play at the Atlantic Connections stage at Womex 2016 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in a full house concert at the “Teatro Principal”.

Last tour in july 2017 consisted in 18 dates between Canada (Toronto, Montréal, Kirchener, London) and Europe.