Siddhartha is a band from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The group was founded in 2010 by Carlos Padilla and Obed Baca. After several attempts to consolidate the band, they gather some musicians that would bring the definite sound and lineup to siddhartha consisting of: Gerardo Ochoa (bass), Freddy Rico (guitar), Mariano Rodriguez (percussion and flute), Carlos Padilla (vocals) and Obed Baca (keyboard, accordion).
Their name its taken from Herman Hesse's novel that deals with the spiritual journey of self-discovery of a man named Siddhartha during the time of the Buddha. The word Siddhartha in the Sanskrit language means "he who has found meaning of existence".
Siddhartha has created a unique style by mixing different genres such as psychedelic rock, blues, progressive rock and Latin American folk music that has resulted in their first album Violentamente Dulce (Violently Sweet) published in May 2012 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and produced by Eduardo "Guayo" Cedeño considered the best guitar player in Central America and the first music producer who has taken the honduran recordings to professional levels.
Their lyrics speak of topics such as love, existentialism and death, as well as dealing with issues of social justice, corruption and political struggle, inspired mainly by the social and political situation that crosses the Central American nation to which they belong.