Pate de Fua was founded in Mexico by the well known musicians Yayo Gonzalez and Guillermo Perata. Pate de Fua grew out of the motivation and need to make a concrete proposal which combines different musical influences, thus developing a musical posture that makes their approach rather unique.
With an uncommon instrumental variety (accordion, bandoneon, cavaquinho, banjo, cornet, alto horn, guitar, vibraphone, marimba, contrabass, drums and voice), Pate de Fua is an unconventional proposal offering extreme change because the musicians play more than one instrument.
Giving priority to the personal concept of their interpretation, making original compositions and arrangements, and keeping careful selection of the repertoire, Pate de Fua has become one of the most distinguished groups within the Mexican musical scene.
The original compositions are from Guillermo Perata and Yayo Gonzalez. These compositions have a strong influence from old musical styles, which are widely enriched with the talent of the musicians of the band.
The repertoire includes dixieland jazz, mussete waltz, fox-trot, tango, tarantella, paso doble, and distinctive elements of the traditional world music, explored and composed by these outstanding musicians; with their creativity they offer us a rather unique style that leads to a modern attitude that has not been previously known.
The nature of the band is mainly acoustic, warm, and enormously versatile. They have great artistic, creative, and interpretative backgrounds. They all come to Pate de Fua from different musical pathways such as Jazz, Tango and Classical music leading to the merging of their styles and personalities which in itself creates the identity that characterizes the project.
Considering that in today's musical horizon it is much easier to fall into repetitive formulae, that express abstract languages with nonlegible speeches, to force avant-garde expressions, Pate de Fua proposals, not diminishing the others, searches exactly the opposite. Pate de Fua proposes without forcing, invites by the work itself, from the own musicality and essence of its content. The complexity of such material is not in the language, but in the careful selection through the search and development of musical material. Which rescues the basic spirit of the music that is, was and will be, born to be listened.