Dominican band Bocatabú freshen up the sound of their homeland by infusing their pop/rock inclinations with Caribbean rhythms, jazz, folk, and blues.
Formed in capital city Santo Domingo in March 2008, the band — whose name is a portmanteau of the Spanish words for "mouth" and "taboo" was founded by singer/songwriter Giorgio Siladi out of a desire to bring to life the stories in his head. Not wanting to be limited by genre trends, Siladi and guitarist Eduardo Fernández shaped a sound that took the scene by surprise. The debut single "Tempestad" reached number one on area radio charts and the follow-up, "Bang Bang," climbed to Song of the Year status. More success came along with the hit singles "A Contraluz" and "Sinfonías del Silencio" in addition to a tour that took them all over the country with sold-out shows and opening slots at Estado Olímpico and Altos de Chavón. Bocatabú's profile rose further when the band won the 2010 Casandra Award for Best Pop/Rock Group. Their full-length debut, "Historias Vírgenes" became a classic staple of the rock scene and the sophomore "Vidas Extraviadas" pinned them as the most influential act of their generation. After a three year hiatus, the project returned with new music ("Falso Profeta", "No Lo Pienses" and "Hasta Tres"). In 2016 they moved to Mexico City with plans to develop the band on new grounds and released "Estado Natural" and "Nada". A 10 year anniversary show and the album "Canciones Inéditas" were announced in 2018.