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LP´s released:

Santa Maria (2008)

14 songs:

1. El Tiempo
2. Ecohisteria
3. Hasta Cuando
4. Chimpunpantortillaspapas
5. Contra la Pared
6. La Calle
7. La Neta
8. La Cumbia del Mono
9. El Sistema
10. La Bomba
11. Santa Maria
12. Los Terricolas
13. Extraterrestre
14. Las Luciernagas

Singles: Contra la Pared, La Calle, Las Luciérnagas

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With a mix of instruments and sounds, a new choice for the music scene in Guatemala, Saraguate starts in 2004. In their first album, "Santa Maria", the band worked a mixture of Latin and Afro-Caribean rhythms, constituting 14 songs. For this record, Saraguate used acoustic instruments (accordion, guitar and Latin percussion) with electronic beats and bass. One of the emblematic songs of this album is "Contra la Pared", where you hear dembow rhythmic elements, dancehall and cumbia, with a clear tone of lyrical hip-hop that reflects the reality of the country. "Las Luciérnagas" is a mix of ska and dembow that gives way to a little more romantic style of Saraguate. In "Extraterrestre" Salsa meets cumbia and "La Calle" integrates reggae to the album. "Santa Maria", was born in late 2007 and comes to claim the band's participation in the youth music scene in Guatemala, as a precursor to the use of cumbia, together with other Afro-Caribbean rhythms. This innovative blend that achieves Saraguate and the public that identifies with the music, is like a trigger for the atmosphere that prevails at every concert and makes it become a party.

Saraguate has been presented in the most important stages of the emerging music scene in Guatemala and El Salvador. And in late 2010, had his first European tour, playing in Basel and Lucerne in Switzerland and several towns in the Rhône-Alpes region in France.

Among Saraguate plans are to continue expanding the borders, keep experimenting with rhythms from around the world and express the voice of Guatemala.

The Members:

Pablo (Guatemala-France): Biologist and percussionist. He was drummer for the Latin-rock band “Pe al Cubo” and percussionist in the cumbia band Chichikua, also has collaborated and recorded with artists like Alejandro Arriaza ,Va and Ven (France), Ranferí Aguilar and others. In the field of plastic arts, was first place winner of the contest of conceptual art, Habitart, traveling at the Venice Biennale in 2003. Bioacoustics professor for students in the career of Biology, at Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. He funded the band Saraguate in 2004 doing compositions, percussions and vocals.

Montecristo (Guatemala): Pianist and composer. He has participated as a musician in various musical projects and groups. He has also completed the installation of such events as the Korean Cultural exchange-Guatemala in 2004. He has participated in competitions such as contemporary composition Coups de Vents 2007 (France), ANM-BBVA 2009 (Spain). Currently is a member of the group Saraguate since 2005 as pianist, accordionist and Chorus.

Salva (Guatemala): Music teacher and guitarist, has joined several choirs and groups. Including Ricardo Coro del Carmen, Valley Chapel, Capella Cantorum and Marimba Concert at the University of San Carlos de Guatemala. He works as a music teacher in the public sector, and as organist at the Episcopal Cathedral of Santiago Apostol in Guatemala City. Musical director of the project is the Youth Movement of Street Mojoca. Now is the Saraguate's guitarist since 2008.