Alegría Rampante is the lovechild of queer icon Eduardo Alegría, “one of the architects of Puerto Rico’s contemporary indie music scene” (Bandcamp Daily), and a bright lineup of musical artists currently including: Nitayno Arayoán (drums), Juan Antonio Arroyo(bass), Kristian Prieto/Harry Rag (guitar), and William Jorell Román (guitar).
For their March Is Music debut in The Bronx, the band will perform Música de Antes, Vols. 1 & 2, in response to the experience of disaster, post-hurricane capitalism, and humanity rising! Biting good humor, brazen emotion, and bombastic rock flourishes guarantee a true night to remember! A featured presentation of Pregones/PRTT’s #MásPorPuertoRico.
Deploying the band’s full sound spectrum and theatrical sensibilities, Música de Antes takes us on a panoramic survey of the fabled Isla del Encanto (Island of Enchantment) today. Vol. 1 details the island’s sociopolitical landscape in all its strangeness, and Vol. 2 charts the depths of personal experience for those who resist and persist.
Alegría Rampante released their critically-acclaimed first record, Se Nos Fue La Mano, in November of 2015. Puerto Rico Indie called it “an arsenal of melodic earworms,” said of the band that it was “Latin Alternative’s best kept secret,” and made it a choice pick for the international Music Alliance Pact. A consummate live act, Alegría Rampante’s annual Jolgorio Flash Deluxe bash in Santurce is legendary. The artists are cooking a stellar second full-length anticipated for 2020.