They have always been so called ʻdreamers on the dancefloorʼ. Pistoleros de la Pazʼ festive cocktail of salsa, rumba and cumbia sings about a peaceful world and true love somewhere between hometowns Barcelona and Amsterdam. Music with a message: everything turns, all is one, we are one.
For the musical migrants of Pistoleros de la Paz, being on the road became their second nature. After the release of their debut album in 2012, the band played throughout Europe and the Caribbean, on important festivals such as the Summercarnaval in Rotterdam and Zanzibar in Curacao. Press and audience were very enthusiastic about the uplifting live shows, bursting with good energy. Pistoleros de la Pazʼ sound is the outcome of a musical dialogue between cultures, a journey along Caribbean beaches, African campfires and Turkish coffee houses.
The band originally formed early 2008 to take part in the “Pieter van der Doesstraat Festival”, a multicultural event organized every year in Amsterdam. A couple of friends with some experience in the underground musicworld but with very different musical roots (rock, techno, classical, salsa, flamenco) decided to celebrate their musical and cultural differences taking part in this festival. After this wonderful experience Pistoleros de la Paz went on to continue spreading a message of tolerance and unity full of positive energy.
Pistoleros de la Paz now seriously opened their musical horizons. Still firmly anchored in their Latin roots, they started experimenting with world music like Balkan, African styles and Caribbean sounds. On their new full length album TODO GIRA, due for release JAN 2017, all these styles meet harmoniously, since, like us, it’s all one.