Coming off a series of European concerts, this Colombian band continues its world tour in the United States. Its latest album, Amanecer, leads the digital-sales charts, and the music video for the album’s second single, “Somos Dos,” is to premiere soon.
Bomba Estéreo, the Colombian band that fuses electronica, rock, reggae and rap with influences from their native country’s Caribbean coast, keeps unlocking impressive achievements. The group will soon kick off the second phase of its Amanecer (Daybreak) tour in the United States, performing in Denver, Seattle, Oakland, New York, Santa Ana, Chicago and Austin. They recently played to rave reviews in Madrid, Seville and Toulouse. They also appeared at Sónar, the prestigious Barcelona electronic- and experimental-music festival.
Their music didn’t just bridge the Atlantic, it also bridged cultures, as fans from diverse backgrounds packed the venues, gave them a warm welcome and filled them with energy.
Meanwhile, the group’s latest album, also titled Amanecer, shone brightly at #1 on the digital-download charts in the United States and Colombia. Released by Sony Music Latin on June 2, it debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Latin Pop Albums sales chart and received rave reviews from the Spanish- and English-speaking press.
“With a decade on the scene, the electro-tropical band Bomba Estéreo releases its most engaging and integral musical project: Amanecer.”– REMEZCLA
“Bomba Estéreo has been building modern party tunes on crisp Afro-Colombian rhythms…for more than a decade. Local rhythms channeled through electronics: It’s a worldwide recipe for dance music…” – NEW YORK TIMES
“From Colombian cumbia to South African house: Bomba Estéreo gets crowds dancing with a new album…” –LA TIMES
“Musicians from throughout Latin America combine traditional popular music with modern electronica and rap…the leaders of this movement are Bomba Estéreo.” – ROLLING STONE
In addition, Bomba Estéreo is putting the finishing touches on its music video “Somos Dos” (We Are Two), the second single from Amanecer and another critical favorite.