ConGa PunKs | Music's Genre Defiance

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Music's Genre Defiance

by ConGa PunKs

Conga Punks is a side project created by current Latin Playboys, Estrada Brothers, and Los Lobos touring drummer/producer Cougar Estrada in 1999. The seven-piece act combines Afro-Cuban rhythms, Latin funk, jazz, and alternative world sounds.
Genre: Avant Garde: Psychedelia
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1. Guajira [ country-girl ]
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2. The Right
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3. Hollywood's Heaven
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4. Minor Tale
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5. Love, Causes, Pain
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6. Perro Los Rumberos
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7. Why Did You Act Like That?
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8. Your Way
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9. I Explode
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10. Ya Te Vas?
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11. 11:05 a.m.
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12. A Dios Delia
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13. Little Baby Batu
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Album Notes
ConGa Punks are an incredible Power Station equipped with various songwriters, composers, arrangers, vocalists, and multifaceted instrumentalists...In the distance, you hear their approach, both infectious and habitual. The beats mixed nicely with all sorts of sound. Sometimes-occasional wailing vocals blending in with some sparkling guitar work.
This band is going somewhere and going there fast. If this release is any indication of their musical intent, the ConGa PunKs are sure to stimulate all five senses and Seven Continents. Here they span all sides of that so-called crossover. This collection will make you remember how good music can be, but before you attempt to categorize their sound, they will make you want to hit a dance floor unsure of what to do next. You will find yourself in the possession of a beautiful keyboard driven vamp that lets you wind up and back down again. The most unusual thing about this work is that it is so complete. It gels together in a way you would expect the most professional of albums to.

Music Style
UnClaSSiFiaBle [[[[[ a u d i o ]]]]] SenSaTion !

Musical Influences
Anyone that has picked up an instrument and played it ! ( or tried to.. )

Similar Artists
Coldplay, RadioHead, Beck, PortisHead, NIN, Los Lobos, Cake, David Bryne, Led Zeppelin, Los Van Van, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Irakere, Morphine, Latin Playboy's.

Group Members
Cougar Estrada: Musical Direction, Drums, Percussion, Rhodes Piano , Lead and backing vocals.
Kevin Vazquez: Musical Direction, Percussion, Lead and backing vocals.
Gabe Lackner / Dan Zimmerman: Acoustic / Electric Guitars and Vocals.
Ian Peters: Electric Bass and Vocals.

Drums, Guitars, Bass, Latin Percussion, Keyboards, Vibes, Radios, Bata, Cajon, Batajon, Sewer Pipe, Panty Hose, Juice Strainer, Boom Box, Duct Tape, Crayons, etc.etc...

Camarillo, Ca - USA

We would like to thank our friends, family and musical peers, who have and continue to inspire us to move forward and create!

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Jennifer Mills _ California Independent

I love artists that say screw it!
I love artists that say screw it; let’s go out on a limb. That’s ConGa PunKs, a mult-instrumentalist by the name of Cougar Estrada, who put together this album with a host of special guests. ConGa PunKs draw a captivating musical picture with a mixture of alternative, latin, rock, jazz and dance beats that are painted on a canvas of melodic pop that easily catches the ears. This is definitely an album you should check out if you are a fan of any of the above mentioned genres or are just curious to hear something a bit left of center.

Stephanie Stevens East Coast Romper Fair Haven, MA

Truly Superb!
"The newest band to make me sit up and take notice...they have something to say and are not going to stop until they have the world's attention. Blistering and chaotic...into slow and mellow...truly superb"


Mexiska at its finest! Conga Punks are my new favorite!
This release from Conga Punks ROCKS! If you're in the mood to rock and rage, these tracks will bring you to your feet, and have you boogying and singing along. Definitely a must-have for SKA fans!!

Conga Punks make you never forget!
Music-an expression of joy, sorrow, desire, solidarity, community, humanity...or even of just any thought that comes to mind...Without thinking about it, Music's Genre Defiance will take you into this magic universe of love, hate and adventure of true spirits and imagination. This work takes us through all it's expressions, whether we are talking about jazz, blues, ambient, alternative rock, country or religious & devotional, and is the only thing that purifies us. If you want to challenge your destiny, relax and remember the voice and come along with Conga Punks.

Taxi Custom Critique

This is very tight and exciting throughout!
This is very tight and exciting throughout! The arrangements/orchestrations also provide some exciting thrills. We really liked the Latin feel on this work. We treated this album as if you were hearing it coming off a stage in a live setting. This will lend the perspective needed as far as panorama and volume are concerned. It also provided more excitement overall. We loved this music. From a scale of 1 to 10 they get an 8 overall rating as far as music, lyrics, marketability, arrangement, production and engineering. This is just our opinion, albeit an informed one. There are many informed opinions on any given work. So, pro or con, don't let it change your life!

John Tremlo

An inspired musical document!
An inspired musical document that is monstrous all the way through, this bountiful harvest of songs is ace. ConGa PunKs draw a captivating musical picture with a mixture of alternative, latin, rock, jazz and dance beats that are painted on a canvas of melodic pop that easily catches the ears. This collection will make you remember how good music can be, but before you attempt to categorize their sound, they will make you want to hit a dance floor unsure of what to do next.


"Guajira" has been stuck in my head for days...
Totally different sound, very catchy tunes and experimental stuff. Hats off to ConGa PunKs for trying something new on almost every track! I will definitely keep an eye out for new stuff by these guys.

Now if I can just get "Guajira" out of my head...maybe by dancing really hard...

Tiffany B _ Toronto Canada

For your ears only!
"Powerful, groovy and progressive. Hits you at times like a speeding bullet. Low and melodic to hard heavy and funky. I recommend you pick up Music's Genre Defiance. It's nourishment for the ears and the soul."


This CD is exaclty what I expected
This CD really lives up to it's title. The mix of genres really works well on this album and pulls you in. This group looks to be very promising and I hope the CD gets the recognition it deserves.

Joseph Goodman Indie Music Critic

Amazing Work!
This work encompasses the composition, production, and the sound of various styles of music reflecting the Unity of Mankind, including: Western, Eastern, Classical, Folkloric, Persian, Jazz, Pop, Rock and Latin music.
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