Bomba Estereo

Bomba Estereo... Fuego!By far the biggest band in Colombia, Bomba Estereo were founded in 2001 in Bogotá. They describe their music as ‘Electro Tropical’, taking influence from a variety of different styles but mainly electronic and cumbia.

Cumbia is an integral part of Bomba Estereo’s music, not only giving them a unique sound to the rest of the world, but also connected them deeply to their roots back in Colombia, where cumbia is one of the most important traditional styles of music in the country.
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The band also mix in elements of hip-hop, psychedelic and indie, carving a truly unique sound that still retains its debt to the Colombian culture that shaped the band.

2010 saw the band gain recognition worldwide as they toured the US, including major festivals such as South by Southwest, Bonnaroo and Lovebox. In 2011 they continued their hectic touring schedule, performing at Coachella and in a European tour that sees them perform in countries such as England, France, Denmark, Belgium and Spain.
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Bomba Estereo’s 2nd and most popular album, Estalla, was released in 2008 to wide critical acclaim and later re-released as Blow Up in the US. The band have been featured on US drama Dexter as well as the 2010 edition of the popular football game franchise, FIFA. They were also named as the best new band in the world by MTV and, with their spate of tour dates around the world, look set to become more and more popular.

=> Bomba Estereo are currently signed to Nacional Records, home to Manu Chao and Aterciopelados, and their latest album Blow Up is available now in all good music stores. More on their website.
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