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Los Fabulosos Cadillacs

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs formed in 1985, stumbling into the dimly lit bars of their native Buenos Aires. Back then, they were just a ska group poised on the crest of a Latin rock revolution still far from shore. The following year saw the release of their debut album, Bares y Fondas ("Bars and Boardinghouses"), though, and then the wave broke. With each year that followed and each album it released, the band grew and evolved. It formed a unique sound blending rock, jazz, reggae, and the ska that brought them together with more traditional Latin sounds. The Cadillacs also collaborated with some heavyweights along the way, including Celia Cruz and Andres Calamaro. In 1994, they released Vasos Vacios, a compilation of hits and rerecordings featuring two new tracks, "V Centenario" and "Matador." The latter would become, undeniably, the band's most famous song.

The musicians split in 2002 to pursue solo projects, but the lure of the group's original chemistry proved too strong. Los Fabulosos Cadillacs reunited in 2006 to record a cover of "La Parte de Adelante" for a tribute to Andres Calamaro. This year, Vicentico (vocals), Sr. Flavio (bass), Sergio Rotman (sax), Mario Siperman (keys), Fernando Ricciardi (drums), and Daniel Lozano (trumpet) added a long-awaited 15th album, titled La Luz del Ritmo, to their discography.