Fruta Brutal emerged from Martín Better Longo's search for an identity as an immigrant born in Ecuador and living in the US. During his travels in South America, Martín was especially moved by the music of Brazilian artists that emerged from the Tripicália movement. Through the use of musical synthesis, the Tropicalistas created music that resisted the authoritarian regime of the 60 and 70s in Brazil, while being relevant and progressive in the aesthetic landscape of Brazilian and international culture.
Fruta Brutal seeks to be part of, and support, the ripening of cultural fruits that fight to move us forward during times of backward brutality. Fruta Brutal has performed at the iconic Tipitina’s venue of New Orleans, as well as immigration and social justice related events, such as the Latinx Festival of Colorado and the Immigrants are Beautiful Tour, opening for the nationally acclaimed band; Making Movies. Fruta Brutal's songbook showcases an eclectic repertoire of disco/electro and Latin rock compositions in English, Spanish, and Spanglish.
Clip from Terrified Fascinated
performed on 10/02/2019
at the Fox Theater in Boulder!