For over a decade the two brothers Don Caramelo and Paco Mendoza have been inspiring their fans with a mix of offbeats, dancehall, cumbiamuffin and niceness. No matter if in San Francisco, Hanoi, Rio de Janeiro or Zurich – their crew as a full band or sound system always guarantees shows full of energy! Their particular style with different rhythms is wowing people all over the globe while touring extensively through Central- and South America (2008/2013/2015), South Asia (2017) and of course Europe.
Don Caramelo started his musical career as a part of Germanys well-known hip hop crew Blumentopf and from 1995 he was the front man of the crossover-mestizo band Les Babacools. They released several albums and played innumerable shows across Europe. Don Caramelo, also a professional graphic designer and illustrator is often invited as a featured artist and has recorded songs with Gentleman, Orishas, DJ Friction (Freundeskreis) and with the Argentinan celebrity Karamelo Santo.
Apart from Raggabund Paco Mendoza also works as a solo artist. He recorded his debut album together with the legendary british-russian producer DJ Vadim. Paco was part of the project Koalas Desperados and is known as the driving force in the global scene of new cumbia. As a radio presenter and a journalist the graduated political scientist worked for the german broadcasting company WDR and he is also an producer and composer in demand. His song “La Frekuencia” was used in Ridley Scott´s movie “The Counselor” (Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Díaz, Javier Bardem, Michael Fassbinder).