ENANITOS VERDES is both a legendary and iconic band born in Argentina back in the year 1979 under the command of MARCIANO CANTERO on vox and bass, FELIPE STAITI on guitar, and DANIEL PICCOLO on drums. Cantero cites The Beatles as one of his greatest and earliest influences and, like many bands, Enanitos began their career in local pubs and small local theaters. After becoming popular in their hometown of Mendoza, Argentina they left for Buenos Aires to do it all over again. Despite the challenges, the band continued moving forward and, five years later, they released their first LP on vinyl and cassette. This self-titled album under the indie label MORDISCO included the now classic hit for the band “Aun sigo cantando.”
The next significant step in the Enanito’s trajectory arrived while working with Sony BMG with who they released the LP “Contrareloj” and which included their first majorly famous single “La Muralla Verde”. Many albums followed from this point on and Enanitos Verdes released several follow up hits over 15 studio albums including the tracks “Por el resto de tus días, Te vi en un tren, and Igual Que Ayer" but it was not until 1994 that the public would hear what is perhaps Enanitos greatest chart topper of all time. In that year the band released the track "Lamento Boliviano" on the album “Big Bang”. The album reached platinum status in Argentina and launched Enanitos into even greater success and tours that took them all over the Americas and as far as the United States.
Today Enanitos Verdes celebrates 40 years in music and is partying with us on a tour that many music lovers had been eagerly awaiting. We caught them at Chicago’s Rosemont Theatre along with a packed house of loyal fans (enjoy the photos below) and can truthfully say that over 4 decades later, they have not lost their touch!
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(Photos: Jean Marc Lavoie, @jean.marc.lavoie)