Quino is a sound engineer and filmmaker who always travels with his audio and camera gear. Inspired by everything from African blues to punk and experimental music, he has recorded and produced albums for Alkibar Junior (Mali 2007), La URSS (Spain 2006) and OrchestraElastique's A Fallible Girl OST (London 2012) among others.
In 2008 Quino Pinero started working as a sound engineering lecturer at the Spanish Cultural Centre in Bata, Ecuatorial Guinea and venue manager, where he got to work with rising stars in the local hip hop scene, as well as with legendary local musicians like Gabri B.
In 2011 he put together hours of footage and audio recordings from his years of music production in
Western Africa, resulting in his first documentary film Le Message du Issa ber (Khaira Arby, Male Toure, Tinariwen).
In 2012 he moved to Ethiopia to collaborate with artists like Mulatu Astatke and Samuel Yirga. He also directed Roaring Abyss (Womex15, IFFR 2016) and New Voices in an Old Flower, and collaborated as a sound recordist and sound designer with film director Miguel Llansó on his latest films Chigger Ale (Festival del Film de Locarno 2013) and Crumbs (International Film Festival Rotterdam 2015).