IKACHE or DJ IKACHE is Joel Pando, a solo international artist born in Cuba and commute between Norway and USA.
His musical genre is better described as Acoustic Latin Hip Hop with influences of World Beat. Other genres are Bolero rap, Bossa rap, Funk rap and world beat with ragamuffin. The song lyrics are in Spanish with some English chorus. His most famous achievement was writing the song A Lo Cubano, performed by Grammy nominated group, Orishas, and was the first Spanish rap song that received platinum status in Spain. Another song that higlights his work was Achavon Cruzao, awarded by UNEAC for been the first rap song to touch the topic of racism of mestizos or no-race in Cuba
IKACHE is currently working on releasing singles through cdbaby.com to the most popular music digital pages.
What to expect from an IKACHE live’s performance?
IKACHE plays all his instruments and DJ himself from the scene; he plays live percussion and acoustic guitar. All his songs has acoustic guitar version. A concert may last up to one hour and the mood of his music is mostly danceable, good feeling and happy endings. IKACHE’s songs engage from religious and spiritual journeys to social and political topics.
IKACHE’S musical background derive from the Cuban rap scene in Habana, 1995, where he formed the groundbreaking group, Amenaza, winner of the 2nd Rap Festival in Alamar with the song Achavon Cruzao.
IKACHE written correctly is IKA SHE, it means among other things, sacred word never fall on the floor. It’s a path or sign in the Yoruba religion of Nigeria, in Cuba, Santeria. IKACHE used to go by the name of Pionero Pando as an MC or rapper and Gallobrero as a producer
IKACHE musical influences and idols are everybody that believes in the love for good music and creation even though it can give you material wealth.