Music Monday: Bomba Estéreo’s “Fiesta”

Bomba Estéreo will perform at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015.  JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Bomba Estéreo will perform at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

 

Cultura en Austin wants you to kick off the work week in style. We present a blog feature called Music Monday, where we highlight new or recent Latin alternative music videos from artists who should be on your radar. We’ll showcase Austin-based musicians as well as those who regularly perform in Austin or will soon.

Artist: Bomba Estéreo

The Colombian electro fusion group, Bomba Estéreo, is part of this year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest lineup. The Austin music festival, which takes place at Auditorium Shores on Nov 6-8, will bring many acts like D’Angelo and Wu-Tang Clan for its 10th anniversary. Check out the rest of the lineup here.

Song: “Fiesta” Album: “Amanecer”

Bomba Estéreo will release its new album “Amanecer” this week, which includes the Carnaval de Barranquilla-inspired psychedelic song “Fiesta.” Check out the recently released trippy video.

If you’re a Austin-based Latin music band and are releasing a new video, let me know at nflores@statesman.com.

 

SXSW announces all-Latino Auditorium Shores show

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South by Southwest has announced an all-Latino Auditorium Shores showcase on March 21, as part of SXAméricas. The free show will feature artists Intocable, Bomba Estéreo and Compass.

Tejano/Norteño fusion band, Intocable, is no stranger to Austin. In 2013, the group headlined the Pachanga Latino Music Festival and band vocalist Ricky Muñoz told our Spanish-language weekly ¡Ahora Sí! back then that, “We have Tejano roots, and we have a norteño influence, that is for sure. But I don’t know what you should really call us, other than good music.” The award-winning music veterans are celebrating their 20th anniversary.

SXSW alums Bomba Estéreo return to the festival this year to deliver what’s sure to be a sweaty dance party. The Colombian band exploded in the U.S. when they played at the 2009 Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York City. A mix of hip-hop, folk Colombian sounds, electronica, and reggae, result in dance sounds guaranteed to make hips shake.

An exciting collaboration between Mexico City-based DJ Camilo Lara and DJ Toy Selectah (Control Machete) called Compass will anchor the show.

Auditorium Shores shows, which start at 6 p.m., are open to the public with free Guest Pass wristbands, available in advance or onsite at the event.