About the Band

Original story telling in song and lively Latin strings and percussion – guitars, bass, charango, tres, ukulele, bombo, congas, drum kit and minor percussion - authentic rhythms from many parts of Latin America, and world music – chacareras, cumbias, tonadas, rumbas, guajiras, milongas, tangos, son Cubanos, boleros, tarantellas, waltzes, and romantic ballads - universal themes about social challenges, the environment, politico-socio-economic themes, immigration, love, ordinary heroes and just pure fun. Their audiences dance to all of them!

Los Caracoles have a 20-year trajectory, and continue to write fresh and new music. They have 3 albums so far.

They have headlined the Cairns Festival and participated in the Tablelands Folk Festival, Reef Feast, Mareeba Multicultural Fest and many other venues in Cairns, Mossman, Mt Molloy, Daintree, Yungaburra, Kuranda, Mareeba, and at the inaugural Latin Festival, German Club Cairns. They have also been guests on local ABC and on radio stations in Chile.

In 2016 so far, they will participate in the Reef Festival, Palm Creek Festival, Townsville, at the Tanks Arts Centre and many other venues in the north.

In December 2016, they will be launching into overseas travel - to Chile where they will be guests at various festivals and events in Santiago and in various other cities, during December, January and February.

"How privileged are we to find in remote Far North Queensland such original, beautiful and amazing musical talent"

Tania Heben. Local Artist

"Music from the hearth, to feed your soul"

Luz Marina Sierra. Artist. Bogota, Colombia

The Beginning

Segundo Nitor and Angela Zammataro became Los Caracoles after meeting in a Chilean choir in Melbourne in 1994. They had both had vast experience as singers but Segundo was primarily a poet. In 1995, his poetry began to turn into music. Los Caracoles means “The snails”. The name was inspired by the Latin American idea of the snail which travels slowly (but surely) through the continent, spreading peace and hope.

I believe in patience
Mother of all science, of love
All the illusions
Emotions, of love
I feel very happy
To be living this moment, of love


Born in Osorno, Chile


Born in Sicily, Italia


Sound Engineer
Born in Cairns, FNQ, Australia


Also leader of “The Montgomery Brothers”.
Born in Japan.


Born in Bogota, Colombia

The human being
Exists for a reason
Embracing life
Indigenous brother
of yesterday and today
I receive your enchanment
and re-live it with fervour


Maybe Manyana (2003)

  1. Posiblemente Manana
  2. Angelita Huenuman
  3. La Madre Tierra
  4. La Chacarera de la Immigracion
  5. Angioletto
  6. La Luz de la Candela
  7. El Lamento de la Quena
  8. Pescador Artesanal
  9. Cancion de Nostalgia
  10. El ex General

Peace Dreaming (2008)

  1. Suenos de Paz
  2. El Mate
  3. Cancion de Optimismo
  4. Sueno
  5. Lluvia en Sol Mayor
  6. Il Poeta Tropicale
  7. El Inmigrante
  8. Buena Vecindad
  9. Desolacion
  10. Homenaje a un Hermano
  11. Suenos de Paz

Hope on the Horizon (2010)

  1. Sin Miedo a la Censura
  2. El Lirio Solitario
  3. Esa Tierra te Llama
  4. Encanto Aborigen
  5. Sentimiento Ancestral
  6. Cecilia, the Little Refugee
  7. Polucion
  8. Colonialismo Economico
  9. Tango Man
  10. Preguntemonos







Contact Us

For further information please contact us at music@loscaracoles.com.au