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P.R.A.T.O. is a Reggae/Ska/Rock band composed of three Rio de Janeiro natives living in Miami. The band returns in 2017 with a new Portuguese project. Leba (Bass/vocals), Stry (Guitar/vocals) and Calixto (Drums/percussion) play a unique style, mixing Brazilian music with Reggae and Rock, being one of the most influential groups in the local Latin rock scene in the 2000’s. 

The trio released their first CD under the label Fabrika/Sony-BMG Latin in 2005. The hit “Inmigracion” reached Top 10 for many weeks playing on the radio in the US and Latin America. The band played in various respected venues, like the famous Viper Room in Los Angeles, Billboard Live and international festivals along with bands such as: Paralamas do Sucesso, Natiruts, Bacilos, Rabanes, Los Piojos, …

P.R.A.T.O. has their own style, with a fun upbeat vibe and cool lyrics mixing the old Rock’ n Roll with a heavy tone of Reggae and a spicy Rio bohemian touch. It has lots of the classic Rudeboy/Rocksteady Jamaican base and influence from the Reggae/Ska/Punk 90’s movements, traveling all the way to their “Carioca” (Rio de Janeiro native) essence. 

The band is releasing 5 new songs in social media and in local Brazilian radio stations. The independent production has a more personal touch, organic but upbeat and fun. It will make you dance without language boundaries, taking you all the way to a more alternative but still fun side of Rio.

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BACHACO’s Reggae Rock and Latin Roots sounds perfectly blend feel-good Reggae Music with conscious lyrics and party jams to the beat of their own Caribbean Roots Rock inspired by new and classic sounds of Bob Marley songs, Latin Music and California Reggae.

The band’s Hit Singles “Good Morning“, “Sunfire Girl” and “Keep Your Head Up” are just some of BACHACO’s Best Reggae Songs. Their New Reggae Sounds will make you groove and have you jammin’ every track as each flows with its own influences of Dancehall, Ska, Rock, Hip-Hop, Dub and Latin Reggae. A U.S. Tour will be announced early this year to coincide with the release of the album and the band’s 8th Anniversary.

In 2014, Concert Channel Sessions broadcasted BACHACO Live from Hollywood, California during Prime Time for over 20 countries including: Argentina, Aruba, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Trinidad, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Telemundo’s “Premios Tu Mundo” 2014 awarded the band a Gibson Sponsorship on National TV for winning Budlight’s “Buscando Mi Ritmo”Live Music Reality TV Summer Series with their Upcoming Latin Dancehall Single “Tú” featuring international Telenovela Rockstar “Joseguillermo” Cortines from Dominican Republic which is due for release in 2015. November 22, Ojo de Buey from Costa Rica featured BACHACO at the Miami Reggae Festival to celebrate the release of their New Single and Video “Una Sola Nación” meaning “One Nation” a song they wrote together and recorded at Live House Studios in Miami, Florida with producer Mariano Aponte (Puerto Rico) and speaks about coming together as humans. Also in 2014, BACHACO headlined the 5 de Mayo Beach Fest (Miami Beach) with Gondwana (Chile) where they performed together on stage their Reggae Rock collaboration ‘Cruzando Fronteras’ from BACHACO’s debut album. Matt from BACHACO is also featured on Gondwana’s latest single “Mucho Verso”

BACHACO’s 2012 self-titled debut album which includes the Latin Roots Hit Singles ‘Jamaican Cumbia’ ‘Cumbia Pa’ La Nena’ and ‘Ni Una Lagrima’ has been featured on MTV Tr3s, MTV Latin America, CNN en Español, Telemundo, iTunes ‘New and Noteworthy’, Sirius XM Radio,About.com, MSN Latinzine, BMI.com, Gibson.com, AOL Radio’s Rock Latino Top 10, Terra.com, ZUMBA, Venevision Internacional, Miami New Times, Miami.com, El Nuevo Herald (Miami), Viernes Magazine (Miami) Batanga.com, Boom Magazine (Miami), LatinRapper.com, VIPLatino.com, Inity Weekly (Colorado), Brightest Young Things (DC), Reven Magazine (South Carolina), Que Pasa Mi Gente (Charlotte), Nativo Rock (Orlando), The Atlantic Current (South Florida), RCKLG (Argentina), Guacamaya FM (Nicaragua), Rio Live Reggae Radio (Ecuador), KeysWeekly.com (Key West), Remezcla, PulsoBeat.com, ItsInMiami.com, YardHype.com, PuertoRicoUnder.com and many other media outlets througout the U.S. and abroad.

Since 2007 BACHACO has performed over 300 concerts from Argentina to Canada sharing stage and performing at the same events and festivals as other big names in the reggae and world music scenes such as Stephen Marley and the Marley Brothers, Natiruts from Brazil, Israel Vibration, Toots & The Maytals, Tribal Seeds, Ozomatli, Luciano, Easy Star All-stars, Midnite, Cultura Profetica, Gondwana, Los Cafres, Los Pericos, Bahiano, Alika, Jarabe de Palo, Los Amigos Invisibles, WAR, King Chango and many more. BACHACO has also showcased during the SXSWand LAMC music conferences thanks to support from BMI.

BACHACO was conceived and founded by Venezuelan brothers Edilberto ‘Eddy’ Morillo, lead vocals, and Jose Morillo, bass and vocals, in Miami, Florida where they met the rest of the band. The band’s diversity makes BACHACO a true multi-cultural experience. Their music naturally flows in English and Spanish but the true language BACHACO speaks is the vibe they transmit: High Energy Groove!

What is a BACHACO? The word BACHACO is the name given to a Leafcutter Ant in Venezuela. The same type of ant is found accross that Amazon Rainforest and in countries such as Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil. The insect is used by Venezuelan indians to create a ‘picante’ (hot sauce). We could say BACHACO is a musical PICANTE.

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