Photo Credit: Carlos Guerra
We had the chance to chat with Mexican-Canadian artist, Boogát during our newest segment of Five Questions With. He released his new album, San Cristobal Baile Inn on October 6, and you can see our Emma Sloan’s review HERE. Now, get ready to find out much more about this talented musician and also check out his tour dates below.
November 4 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
November 10 – Ottawa, ON – Mercury Lounge
November 11 – Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theatre
November 18 – Guadalajara, MX – Festival Sucede
November 24 – Sherbrooke, QC – The Little Black Box
November 25 – Quebec, QC – Le Cercle
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
I’m Boogát, a Mexican-Canadian vocalist based out of Montreal who mixes Latin Hip-Hop with Traditional Latin music (like Cumbia and Salsa) and Electronica. Google me!
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
My music is about happiness, alegria (joy), bringing the people together, getting the people to dance and party. I’m really about bringing different cultures together and show that differences don’t matter in music.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
Lots of shows in Canada, Mexico and USA coming up soon. You can check out the dates here.
My live performance is essentially a communion with the crowd through music. High Energy, lots of crowd participation and sing along. Show wise I’m really inspired by the way old-school hip-hop artist move crowds, but with a Latin twist. I always play with a band: Guitarist, Trombone player, Percussionist and a drummer. It’s a mix of analogue and electronic, modernity and tradition.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Eres Hecha Para Mi
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
Lemon Bucket Orchestra, Dj Shub, Godspeed You Black Emperor, A Tribe Called Red, Me, Mom & Morgentaler, Sonido Pesa’o, Voivod, Celine Dion, Chromeo, Snow, Propagandhi, Soul Jazz Orchestra, Kutsi Merki, Teke Teke, Los Poetas, Alex Cuba, Bïa, Ramón Chicharrón, Lhasa de Sela, etc.