San Lazaro are Australia’s most prolific and longest established creators and performers of original Latin music. A tribe of long-lost Latinos with backgrounds from Chile and Uruguay to Cuba to Catalonia, destiny drew San Lazaro together at the Southern end of the world to sing the songs they needed to sing and tell the stories they needed to tell. A constantly evolving kaleidescope of pan Latin influences, San Lazaro’s music combines elements of Cuban Son, Rumba and Timba with Salsa, Bugalu, Cumbia and the political songwriting ethos of La Nueva Canción Chilena to create a vibrant and individual sound that is relatable to anybody who likes to dance.
“It sounds terrific. Impassioned and quirky in a kind of Tex–Mex way, one minute we’re demounting what feels like an imminent desert shootout, the next we’re falling heart over heels on a dancefloor”
Paris Pompor, The Sydney Morning Herald