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MUNTCHAKO

Raw carnival energy with electronics and funk straight from Brasilia

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After taking Brazilian and Colombian fans by storm the Brazilian instrumental group now unleash its universal and energetic sound on the U.S.A and Europe.

Fusing elements of Brazilian forro, Argentine tango and Afro-Colombian styles with ska, rock, funk and electronics, the wild three-piece from Brazil’s insane capital city bring a huge energy that sounds like a Brazilian fusion of Buraka Som Sistema, Gotan Project and The Comet is Coming

Muntchako (Mundiais Tchatchatchas Nocauteadores, a.k.a. ‘World Cha-Cha-Cha Knockouts’) have a truly global sound, drawing on the combined international experience of Rodrigo Barata (Sistema Criolina) on drums, Samuel Mota (Jah Live/ GOG) on guitar, banjo, synth and electronics and Macaxeira Aciol (Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Cabruêra) on percussion and samplers.

Releasing its first two singles in 2015 with Zarabatana Records, the band released its first LP in 2017, produced by Curumin, and with album art by Shiko.

Much loved across Brazil and Colômbia, with huge shows at key festivals including Fiesta del Libro de Medellín (Colômbia), Festival Psicodália (Rio Grande do Sul, BR), Festival Se Rasgum (Pará, BR) and Festival DoSol (Rio Grande do Norte, BR), Muntchako was selected to perform in March 2018 at SXSW (Austin, Texas) and will tour Europe for the first time in July 2018.


The source of the group’s musical energy and its wild originality are born out of love for a free and global sound. The fusion of each artist’s wild repertoire, as varied as their eccentric and fantastical costumes, creates a unique and catchy avalanche of sound. In the debut music video “Golpe”, directed by André Miranda, a savage mix of influences including Brazilian Brega aesthetics and 1980’s Japanese TV pop culture set the pace together with spelled-out sound ‘lyrics’ to give a sample of their explosive energy.
The result is this: Muntchako is like an ancient secret weapon, only to be used in times of necessity, but once you have it with you, you won’t want to let it go.