Karamelo Santo

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Karamelo Santo
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Background information
OriginMendoza, Argentina
GenresSka, punk, cumbia, reggae, hip hop
Years active1992-present
LabelsKangrejoz records
MembersGoy karamelo, Mario Yarke, Marcelo Amuchástegui, Lucas Guzman, Lucas Becerra, Adrián Frydman, Juan Pablo Bruno
WebsiteOfficial site,Karamelo Santo's MySpace

Karamelo Santo is a Latin rock band from Mendoza, Argentina. Formed in 1992 for Goy Karamelo, they released their first album, La Kulebra (The snake) in 1995. Since then, they have released nine more albums. The single "Que No Digan Nunca" is probably their best-known song. It was used on the soundtrack for the movie Caño Dorado.

The band was the first to introduce cumbia style rock. The band's song "Los Botones" was originally written for the first album in 1988. The band plays a mix of rock, ska, jazz, salsa, folk, rap, reggae, funk and cumbia. The lineup has changed over the years, but the main members have always been the co-founders: singer Guillermo Ogalde Gluzman (known as Goy karamelo) and Mario Yarke. The band has collaborated with several famous musicians, such as Manu Chao, Fermin Muguruza, Sergent Garcia, Ska-P and David Byrne.

With Todos Tus Muertos, Kortatu and Mano Negra, they are among the most influential bands of the Latin punk rock world.

Goy de Karamelo Santo and Mercedes Sosa during the appointment of both as Cultural Ambassadors of Mendoza in 2008


Karamelo santo 2018

Karamelo Santo was formed in Mendoza in 1992, founded by Goy karamelo the same year recorded their first album, La Kulebra. After three years of recording, a second album was released called Perfectos Idiotas. After the second album Goy was invited to collaborate with Manu Chao and, with Chao and the rest of Radio Bemba, they went to Argentina.

In 1997, Goy karamelo founded Kangrejoz Records, an independent music label, which included bands like Non Palidece, Resistencia Suburbana and Andando Descalzo.

In 2001, Karamelo Santo recorded Los Guachos which produced and featured Manu Chao, Tonino Carotone of Los Guajolotes and band members of Resistencia Suburbana and Los Auténticos Decadentes. This album has a mixture of reggae, hip hop, punk and Latin rhythms. With this album they did an international tour which included Mexico, Europe, United States, Chile, Uruguay and Colombia.

In 2002, they toured in Europe with Los Guachos. This milestone marked the beginning of the band's relationship with Europe, that every year challenges the most established cultural barriers and has permitted them to become one of the best-known representatives of Latin American music in Europe.[citation needed]

2008: Culture Ambassador In March 2008, Goy was appointed cultural ambassador of the province of Mendoza together with the singer Mercedes Sosa


  • Goy: Guitar, Vocals
  • Mario Yarke: Keyboards
Karamelo Santo 1992


Year Title Label
1995 La Kulebra Bunker Records
1997 Perfectos Idiotas DBN
2001 Los Guachos BPR
2003 Roskilde Live! Kangrejoz Records
2004 Haciendo Bulla BPR
2005 La Chamarrita Kangrejoz Records
2006 La Gente Arriba BPR
2007 Antena Pachamama BPR
2009 El Baile Oficial BPR
2012 Remedio De Mi Corazón Kangrejoz Records
2013 Soy Cuyano Kangrejoz Records
2017 Severa Bullaranga Kangrejoz Records
2017 Megacústico BPR
2019 El Gran Poder Vol.1 Plaza Independencia Música
2021 El Gran Poder Vol.2 Kangrejoz Records
2021 No Nos Cuenten Cromañon Kangrejoz Records
2022 Venceremos Kangrejoz Records

See also[edit]

  • Argentine punk

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