Bombasta brings big barrio band sound to Austin

Photo contributed by Bombasta
Photo contributed by Bombasta

San Antonio’s cumbia funk band Bombasta has been creating innovative hip-shaking rhythms for more than a decade. Bombasta’s cultural musical mashups have resonated with a generation of music listeners whose influences can’t be contained in one genre. While rooted in Latin American rhythms, the beats of everything from hip-hop to rock stitch together to create what they call a “big barrio band sound.”

And tonight (Feb. 20) they’ll perform in Austin at the Sahara Lounge with local hip-hop/funk/soul outfit Afrofreque.  They’re calling the show an “Eastside Soul Rebel throwdown,” and Austin360 music writers picked this show as one of their Friday picks.

We love that both bands will be mixing it up starting at 10 p.m., alternating sets each hour until the show wraps up at 2 a.m. Here’s the plan:

10:00- Bombasta Set One
11:00- Afrofreque Set One
12:00- Bombasta Set Two
1:00- Afrofreque Set Two

Tickets are $7 at the door. For more information, visit saharalounge.com.

Author: Nancy Flores

Nancy Flores is a features writer who covers general assignments including Latino culture for the Austin American-Statesman and Austin360.

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