Formed from the rich underground electronic scene in Bogotá, Colombia, the group plays an explosive dance-fusion of electro-bub and hip-hop — similar to M.I.A. and Santigold — mixed with Colombian rhythms like cumbia and champeta.
MTV Tr3s launched Bomba Estéreo as their Discover and Download featured artist for the entire month of August 2009, adding the video for “Fuego” video into heavy rotation.
This exciting news followed the group’s seven electrifying shows in 5 days across New York City in July, which culminated with a set at Central Park SummerStage with Puerto Rican Hip-hop icons Calle 13.
The influence of Afro-Colombian rhythms and the coastal sounds is especially important to Bomba Estéreo’s music.
Band vocalist Liliana Saumet grew up on the Colombian coast in a city called Santa Marta.
“It’s a small city with a beautiful and mystical force,” she explains. “The indigenous people call it the ‘heart of the world.’ Ever since I was young, I had the opportunity to listen to such a wide variety of music, from local folk music to sounds arriving from Africa and the United States. I think that mix is reflected in our own music.”
Bomba Estéreo‘s new EP, Ponte Bomb will be released this year on Nacionel Records — an independent record label.
Also, be sure to stop by Bogotá Latin Bistro after the show for their Mother’s Day Special!
Sunday, May 8th
Doors: 7:30 pm
Show: 8:00 pm – 2:00 am
125 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Tickets are available for purchase at ticketweb.com.