LOS PINGUOS

LOS PINGUOS

 Los Angeles, California, USA
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A mix of Latin rhythms combined with cumbia, rumba flamenco, and reggae performed with spanish guitars, congas, and harmonizing vocals.

Biography

Los Pinguos are originally from Argentina and now live in Los Angeles. Their music is a mix of latin rhythms combined with cumbia, rumba flamenco and reggae with an Argentinean accent. They perform with spanish guitars, bass, congas and harmonizing vocals. They were asked to perform with Suzanne Vega at the Sundance Film Fest in 2005. The band has had many songs used in film and TV, both overseas and in the States, such as: The Ugly Truth, Imagining Argentina, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and The Shield. They were signed to a publishing deal with Peermusic. Putumayo Records used several songs in 3 compilation CD's.
Our influences are The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Gypsy Kings and Manu Chao.
Los Pinguos has performed in the US, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Canada, Switzerland (Montreux Jazz Festival), India and Indonesia.

The band is made up of Adrian Buono ( guitar and vocals), Jose Agote (guitar and vocals) Fefe lee (bass and vocals) and Julio Ledezma ( percussion).

Lyrics

Fumaza - Españo/ English

Written By: Jose Agote

No me culpen de todo lo que pasa
?mi corazón está a pura fumaza
como en el filo de una moneda
?perdido en una carretera.
? Voy queriendo llevarte lejos de aquí
? siguiendo el camino de la voz de la luna,
? y aunque no exista ninguna razón
?por la que hoy yo deba partir
? llevaré conmigo mi fortuna
?y ésa eres tú, mi vida.
? No me culpen de todo lo que pasa
?mi corazón está a pura fumaza
?como en el filo de una moneda
?perdido en una carretera.
?Voy queriendo llevarte a otro lugar
?donde podamos olvidarnos las amarguras,
?y aunque no exista la pura verdad
?quiero llevar mi sinceridad
?abrazada siempre a la locura
?y ésa eres tú, mi vida.
? No me culpen de todo lo que pasa
?mi corazón está a pura fumaza
?como en el filo de una moneda
perdido en una carretera.
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Don’t blame me for everything that happens
my heart is smoking all the time
as in the edge of a coin
lost somewhere on a road.
I’m wanting to take you far away from here
following the road of the moon’s voice
and though there’s no reason
why I should leave today
I’ll take my fortune with me
and that fortune is you, my life.
Don’t blame me for everything that happens
my heart is smoking all the time
as in the edge of a coin
lost somewhere on a road.
I’m wanting to take you far away from here
where we can forget our sorrow
and though the absolute truth is not real
I want to take my sincerity
forever tied to madness
and that madness is you, my life.
Don’t blame me for everything that happens
my heart is smoking all the time
as in the edge of a coin
lost somewhere on a road.

Jaque - Español/ English

Written By: José Agote

No me dijo el reloj que ya era tarde
Para hacer de tu boca mi argumento
Es mi culpa totalmente culpable
De mi arrepentimiento
Son aquellos Buenos momento que han pasado
Como estrellas en una noche sin luna
Por Olvidarme de que me has olvidado
Doy apenas mi fortuna
Nadie nos aviso de la tormenta
De un futuro perseguido por la ley
De ese beso ahora besa por su cuenta
De esa Reina que le ha dado jaque al Rey
Estubimos tan cerca de la hazaña
De llegar a tocar el cielo con las manos
Pero esta Fe en ves de mover montañas
Solo cuenta los veranos
Nadie nos aviso de la tormenta
De un futuro perseguido por la ley
De ese beso ahora besa por su cuenta
De esa Reina que le ha dado jaque al Rey
De ese sueño que ahora sueña por su cuenta
De esa Reina que le ha dado mate al Rey
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CHECK

The clock did not tell me that it was too late
To create an argument from your mouth.
It is my guilt that is utterly guilty
Of my regrets
There are those good moments that have passed
Like stars in a moonless night.
By forgetting that you have forgotten me
I barely give my fortune.
No one warned us of this storm
Of a future sought after by the law.
Of that kiss that now kisses for itself
Of that queen that checked the king.
We were so close to the feat,
To touching the sky with our hands
But this faith, instead of moving mountains
Only counts the summers.
No one warned us of this storm
Of a future sought after by the law.
Of that kiss that now kisses for itself
Of that king that is checked by a queen
Of this dream that dreams by itself
Of that queen that checked the king.

Tierra Santa - Español/ English

Written By: José Agote

Leías el futuro en mi mano
y yo no me atreví a preguntarte
si ibas a volver,
la tarde ya empezaba a caer
sobre tus ojos
Y así empecé a sentir que se perdía
la magia que existía
cuando el mundo era para los dos,
y el sol se desbordaba de caricias
en tu boca
Ay ay, ay ay
Cuál es el Camino Bueno?
si la suerte es la que marca
con saliva su terreno,
Ay ay, ay ay
Cuál es el camino santo?
es la suerte de tenerte
y de poder quererte tanto
Ay ay, ay ay
Voy por el Camino Bueno
Por donde voy,
voy por el Camino Bueno
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There are many roads to cross over
Oceans and earths to meet
Never loosing the direction
If it is that our hearts guide us

And I go to where the wind carries me
Navigating with no true course
The flower of hope is loosing its leaves
Unleashing the fury of the sea

Because I like the people
That carry hot blood
And they never forget
What there is to learn from enjoying life
The chorus sings "Hey!"
With the flavor of my blessed Earth
An entire day doesn't end
Without knowing what it is to suffer

We live dreaming in a place
Where hunger can no longer be masked
And the direction has been lost
Through traffic with the heart

And in your eyes I am a stranger
I am he that arrives and leaves first
The flower of hope is loosing its leaves
Unleashing the fury of the sea.

Discography

LP's Released

1). 1111 - 2011
2). California - 2008
3). Peripecias - 2006
4). Live in Los Angeles- 2005
5). Serenata - 2003
6). Camino Bueno - 2002
7). Mágia- 2001
8). Antología- 2000

Yes we have streaming tracks on itunes and radio play on some of the regional (West Coast)stations in the US. In Argentina L.P. is played on stations across the country.

Set List

CONTIGO
SALSITA DE CAMARON
ESTOY
CUMBIA
LA CUBANA
VENGO
TIERRA SANTA
SOLUNA
NEGRA MARIA
MAREA
PIQUETERA
FUMAZA