Bomba Estéreo

Wikimedia/M3 Music Bomba Estereo


Past Event

Location Info:

The Mayan
1038 S. Hill St.
Los Angeles, CA  90015
It’s true that Bomba Estéreo’s charismatic singer Liliana Saumet and multi-instrumentalist Simón Mejía specialize in something a lot of other so-called electro-tropical bands from Latin America are doing, which is mixing a wide palette of traditional Latin folk musics and rhythms with programmed, four-to-the-floor beats and heaping helpings of rap. Yet this veteran Bogotá, Colombia, duo’s particular equation stands way out for its heady musical substance and tasty takes on the Colombian cumbia, vallenato, champeta, merengue and salsa masterfully spliced with thumping electro, reggae and poppy beats, in tunes graced with an increasingly sophisticated melodic air. It’s not that kind of great dance music with a serious political message, exactly, but the sheer inventiveness of the sound itself is a wonder to behold.
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