TenTemPiés is an international collective of musicians based in Amsterdam,
The Netherlands. Their music is a powerful and innovative blend of flavours,
mixing Latin Rock with Reggae and Ska with an Amsterdam twist: Damsko
TenTemPies music tour in Beijing:
2014/4/2 @2 kolegas
Written by Maurino Alarcón and his band, their characteristic music is inspired
by political issues and social injustice worldwide, adding a deeper layer to their
festive performances. Maurino’s parents, both Chilean, fled from the coup
d’etat by the Pinochet regime and arrived in The Netherlands as political
refugees in 1973. Growing up in Amsterdam, he is nevertheless strongly
influenced by music and art inspired by progressive artists from Chile and
Latin America, like Victor Jara, Quilapayun, Inti-Illimani and Silvio Rodriguez.
Shortly after their formation in 2008 the band manages to build a strong live
reputation, being compared to acts such as Manu Chao, Gogol Bordello, Ska-
P and La Pegatina. Since the release of their well-received debut album
‘Canto Para Gritar’ (2011), TenTemPiés has been on the road almost nonstop.
After their club tour an extensive festival season follows in 2012 (Dunya,
Festival Mundial and Oerol a.o.) as well as shows in Germany, France and
Spain. In March 2013 the band crosses the ocean for a tour through Chili,
back to their musical roots.
Upon returning in Amsterdam, TenTemPiés release their EP ‘A Casa Tierra’.
For the mastering the band turns to Andrew Baldwin (The Who, The Orb,
Hidden Orchestra) at the famous Metropolis Studios in London. The 6-track
EP includes a remix by award-winning Dutch composer/producer Perquisite.
With a new full-length album arriving in 2014 produced by celebrated Dutch
musician Pieter Both (Beef!, Jah6), TenTemPiés is fully geared up to spread
their music and message even further, in Europe and beyond.
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