How many mestizo-bands are out there? It would make for an ideal tiebreaker in a competition for a weekend trip to Barcelona, but yours truly really ponders on that question at times. In any case, with Txarango, founded in 2010, the mestizo-family expands yet again. The members of Txarango opted to express themselves in Catalan, which gives their music a slightly different timbre than that of many other mestizo bands. Like Baciamolemani, Txarango is primarily a live act, integrating clownish and circus elements in their shows. From a musical point of view 'Benvinguts Al Llarg Viatge' ("welcome to the great journey") offers the usual mix of ska, reggae, rumba and other related genres, with the occasional poppy insert ('Quan Tot S'enlaira').