Canteca de Macao arose almost a decade ago because a combination of coincidences in Madrid. The connection with the audience was almost immediate in a city that, by that time, was under an interesting cultural phenomenon. Immigration, certain permissiveness with live music on the street or the close relationship of the band with the university, were the key factors that caused the
breeding ground for their scope. After the first small concerts and the recording of their first demo (more than 500.000 downloads), the members of Canteca de Macao started to take the project seriously. Several record labels started to get interested in the band who, without a record in the market, was demonstrating its
capacity of concentrating big audiences and were starting to stand out in festivals like Viñarock , in Spain or Rumbo a Caracas, in Venezuela.
Canteca de Macao tiptoed into the musical industry. In one hand they needed their support to turn professionals and work fulltime for the band and in the other hand, they wanted to maintain some of the principles that led them to that point. The first one is the free download of their music through their website. Under this premise, they signed a contract with Warner for the recording of their second record “Camino de la vida entera” (2007) and the license of their first self‐produced
record “Cachai?” (2004). During this period they tour extensively performing over 100 gigs that led them all around the Iberian Peninsula and to many events and festivals in many countries such as Mexico, Argentina, Jordan, France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Morocco, New York, Costa Rica or US.
In 2007, the band had two nominations for the Music Awards: the first single of “Camino de la vida entera”, “Bellas”, was nominated in the best revelation author and Canteca de Macao received the nomination as best revelation artist.
Three years later, in 2010, the second single of this record, “Contigo”, was chosen as one of the main tunes of the sound track of the film Habitación en Roma, directed by Julio Medem.