With Elegancia Tropical, Bogotá, Colombia's Bomba Estéreo one-upped their signature style of electro hip-hop and traditional cumbia with a riveting, more-global dance-floor sound that was the result of touring the world for basically two years straight. Their U.S. dates over the past couple of years has shored up a fanbase that's almost as passionate as the one in their Colombian home base, one that's devoted to their forward-thinking yet past-preserving beats and the interminable vivaciousness of vocalist Liliana Saumet.
Here's the debut of the video for "Caribbean Power," a statement track that reflects the Colombian beach town where they recorded the album as well as the group's fealtiness to what they do. The clip was recorded live during a 2012 concert in Bogotá — sun and sea gives you a lot of energy, apparently. "I am Caribbean Power, tropical elegance," Saumet sings in Spanish. "It gets in your senses and never stops." Bogotá clearly agrees, particularly the slow-mo front row dudes bopping up and down like Jordan. If you want to get in on this, Bomba are about to embark upon another U.S. tour, dates below.
Bomba Estereo Caribbean Power U.S. tour dates:
March 30 – Crystal Bay, NV @ Crystal Bay Casino
April 1 – Oakland, CA @ The New Parish
April 3 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
April 5 – San Antonio, TX @ Echale Festival
April 6 – Miami Beach, FL @ North Beach Bandshell
April 7 – Austin, TX @ Wobeon Festival
April 9 - Washington, DC @ Howard Theatre
April 12 – Somerville, MA @ Samba Bar
April 13 – New York, NY @ Stage 48
April 15 – Chicago, IL @ Mayne Stage
April 17- Nelsonville, OH @ Stuart House Opera