Place des festivals 05/06/2010
MUTEK couldn’t be more proud to present its very first free concert, under the open night sky and right in the heart of downtown Montreal with the indelible Latin rhythms of SEÑOR COCONUT & HIS ORCHESTRA, accompanied by Argenis Brito. Without a doubt, this will be one of those memorable milestones in the festival’s unfolding history. Señor Coconut is but one of the many faces of legendary German producer Uwe Schmidt, one of the world’s most respected electronic musicians and a longtime acolyte of the MUTEK Festival. World-renowned for his stunning 2000 album “El Baile Alemán”, which saw him rendering nine classic Kraftwerk singles in Latin styles such as the Cha-Cha-Cha, Merengue, and Cumbia, Señor Coconut & His Orchestra have since become a very popular live act featuring nearly a dozen musicians and a mastery of crowd-pleasing Electrolatino rhythms. Still reproducing electro-pop hits in a Latin style, the latest Señor Coconut album, 2008’s “Around The World” delivered covers of Daft Punk, Eurythmics, Prince and others.