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Founded in SF's Mission district in 2004 by Israel Matos, Manicato has found a way to combine its social and musical influences into a hard-hitting form of intelligent dance music that feeds both body and mind.

The word Manicato, derived from the Native People of Puerto Rico known as The Taino, means a bold and valiant person of a good heart. The band Manicato lives up to this Taino ideal with it's socially conscious lyrics backed by a mixture of Salsa, Timba, Reggae, Hip Hop, and Rock . Feat

uring one of the only father and son vocal sections in the city, hard hitting horn lines, and a rythm section that will force you to dance, Manicato will have you speaking in one of the oldest languages, the universal language of music, feeding your mind, body, and soul.



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