Clip from new song, Terrified Fascinated

performed on 10/02/2019

at the Fox Theater in Boulder!

Listen to our KGNU Radio show and

interview, 1/29/2019 on "Kabaret"


Martín Better Longo is an Ecuadorian who immigrated with his family to the United States at the tender age of 8 years old. As a young adult, he moved from Boulder to New Orleans to immerse himself in the city’s diverse and explosive music scene. His current project, Fruta Brutal, emerged from his exposure to Latin American music through his extensive travels in South America and the alternative rock and jazz he grew up with. The vision behind Fruta Brutal culminates in the celebration of mixed race, mestizaje, by synthesizing Latin America rhythms with popular U.S genres. 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, Suave Fest in Denver, and the Immigrants are Beautiful Tour, opening for the nationally acclaimed band; Making Movies.

Fruta Brutal’s Boulder debut took place at the iconic Fox Theatre. The band’s new single, Melodrama, mastered by Chilean Carlos González Nanajari, is the first of a series of songs that are being recorded at Wara Record, owned by Oscar Guillén. These new singles showcase an eclectic collection of styles through original compositions in English, Spanish, and Spanglish.


The current band members include drummer Michel Stahli, percussionist Leo González Muñoz, bassist Matthew Cantor.  







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To book a Fruta Brutal show, contact me.



KGNU Community Radio Presents: Fruta Brutal and Miss Mojo!

January 09, 2020

Old friends from New Orleans, sharing the stage together for the first time.  At the Dairy Arts Center!

WHAT:        Fruta Brutal and Miss Mojo

                     "Do what feels good!" Tour


WHEN:       Thursday, January 9th, (Doors 7:30 PM)

                     FRUTA BRUTAL - 8 PM

                     Miss Mojo - 9:15 PM


WHERE:     Grace Gamm Theater @The Dairy Arts Center

                     2590 Walnut Street, Boulder



Fruta Brutal at the Goat... again!

December 29, 2019

Fruta Brutal is headlining an awesome night of live music at the Laughing Goat in Boulder.  We will be sharing the stage with the talented Dafna and the energetic Seattle band, Hi Crime.

Where:  The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl Street, Boulder

When:   December 29th

Show:    8 PM Dafna, 9 PM Hi Crime, 10 PM Fruta Brutal 

FREE, all ages.

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