delexilio

delexilio

 New York City, New York, USA
BandRockLatin

Rock+Roll with Cuban Soul

An Afro-Cuban rock fusion of Cuban and American musical styles. "Delexilio imbues Cuban rhythms and Latin percussion with a bluesy, bilingual mix of rock and funk." (BILLBOARD Magazine)

Biography

DELEXILIO, (or "Del Exilio,") means "from exile.

We just performed at the LATIN GRAMMY street parties (see profile pic)

BILLBOARD MAGAZINE said:
The 3-year-old fusion sextet Delexilio imbues Cuban rhythms and Latin percussion with a bluesy, bilingual mix of rock and funk.

BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) said:
Although their name means "from exile" in Spanish, four-piece band DelExilio have created a musical home for themselves within their unique hybrid of American rock and lithe Cuban soul. The band is the brainchild of singer-guitarist David Sandoval, a New Yorker of Cuban descent, whose vigorous acoustic guitar playing is both the bands main engine and the bridge joining its disparate styles. Atop that foundation, expect spidery lines on the Cuban tres (guitar) winding through bongos and bass patterns, claves giving way to backbeats, and a general funk a lo Cubano that ultimately does justice to all of its influences.

DELEXILIO supports artistic expression on and off the island of Cuba, and looks forward to a post-Castro, post-embargo world of reconciliation and unity.