With origins in Argentina, Tuscany, and Sicily (and even Bosnia), the Surealistas’ collective beat includes Afro-American clave, cumbia, son, MPB and tropical sounds, not forgetting their adolescent origins drawing from rock, psychedelia, songwriters, and literature.
They are a real, ‘leaderless’ band – based on an idea of a circle, enclosing and encompassing a range of ideas, voices, and colors. Vinícius de Morães once said: “Life is the art of the encounter”. The spirit of the encounter drives the SuRealistas’ music – original songs inspired by a love for Afro-American and Indo-American traditions.
Following two European tours (covering France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Hungary), two albums (“Surealistas” and “Canta”) and three videos (for “Canta”, “Vida mía” and “Perro Desobediente”), the band have a clear goal – to be open to the world and ready to dance.
This is the key to the life of their shows, marrying the magical and dream-like with theatre and mischief. Their immersion in South America stretches to the global South and its diversity. With it, a recognition of the need to preserve the natural world in an era where we have collectively lost our way. Every show is a kind of ritual – a celebration of life, song, and dance, a must-see – exuberant, fun-loving, romantic and surprising.