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Picadillo is a latin alternative music group that fuses vintage cuban music, guaracha and son with rock, blues and New Orleans elements. The band was formed in Madrid by Cuban musicians Hector Aguero Lauten, Rey Rodriguez, Jose Gonzalez and Sol Ruiz. Their first album "Las Cosas de la Vida" led them to sign with Warner Chappell Publishing and performing internationally in Cuba, USA, Canada and Europe.

The bands two lead singers Sol and Rey mention Dr. John, Benny Moré and Billie Holiday as their influences. Rey was born in Cuba, while Sol, born in Miami to Cuban parents lived in New Orleans for several years.

The name pronounced "peeka-deeyo" was inspired by a Latin American dish that mixes many flavourful ingredients, which represents the way they blend different styles of music.

Currently, Picadillo is recording their sophomore album, to be released summer of 2016 entitled, "El Manicomio", featuring rare traditional intruments such as, tres, marimbula and organo oriental.

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Picadillo es una banda de musica latin alternative formada en Madrid (España) en 2010 por músicos de origen cubano y estadounidense. Su estilo es una mezcla de musica Cubana como, guaracha y son fusionada con jazz, blues, rock y elementos de Nuevo Orleans. Con un sabor vintage y fresco, Picadillo ha presentado su trabajo en diversos escenarios de Italia, España, EEUU, Canadá, Cuba. Su primer disco, Las Cosas de la Vida consta de diez temas originales con el que lograron levantar la atención de la industria siendo fichados por Warner Chapell Music. Actualmente , Picadillo esta grabando su segundo album, que será lanzado en el verano de 2016 titulado, El Manicomio. Grabado con instrumentos tradicionales como, el tres, la marimbula y el órgano oriental .

Past performances:

Roy Thomson Hall (Canada)
Sunfest (Canada)
Kultrun World Music Festival (Canada)
Fabrica de Arte (Havana, Cuba)
Ludwig Foundation (Havana, Cuba)
Festival Mestizo (Cadiz, Spain)
Instituto Cervantes (Palermo, Italy)
Carnival on the mile (Miami, USA)
Ball and Chain (Miami, USA)
​Cafe Berlin (Madrid, Spain)
Cambridge International Festival (Canada)
Small World Music Festival - Lula's Lounge (Canada)
Carnaval on the mile (Miami, USA)