Bomba Estereo “Fiesta” Single & Video Review

When I got my daily news from Sony Music, I glanced over the news of Bomba Estereo’s new video. One because I had never heard of the group, the other reason was the video looked a little odd and I couldn’t tell if they would fit my genre at all. As I finished up my stuff, I said to myself, “Let me take a listen…”

download (2)OMG! Seriously, you have got to watch this video and listen to this song. Extremely different than anything I have seen and it got me to turn off the baseball game and pay attention. I can say I need to find more from this group. Bomba Estéreo release the video just a few days again for the song, “Fiesta” which will be the first single from their upcoming new album, “Amanecer.”

The video was directed by Santiago Caicedo and he takes us on an intergalactic adventure which infuses Colombian carnivals with folkloric traditions, all wrapped up in electronic dance music. Filmed completely in the dark using black light neon paints on a traditional dressed lead singer. The video and song celebrates culture, both traditional and contemporary. The idea behind the video is genius and it works extremely well with the song. I love how it combines both old and new; it’s like a ethnic rave.

New Bomba Estereo album “Amanecer” is due out tomorrow and they also plan an upcoming tour with dates all over the world. The album was produced by Ricky Reed, from the hip-hop group, Wallpaper. We hope to be able to review the whole album soon.

June 6th – The Fonda Theater – Los Angeles, CA
June 8th – Subrosa – New York, NY
June 12th – Sala Caracol – Madrid, Spain
June 13th – Territorios Sevilla – Sevilla, Spain
June 18th – Prairie des Filtres – Toulouse, France
June 20th – Sonar Festival – Barcelona, Spain
July 17th – Biennial of the Americas – Denver, CO
July 19th – Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
July 20th/21st – The New Parish – Oakland, CA
July 24th – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
July 25th – Howard Theater – Washington, DC
July 26th – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
August 15 – Plaza Condesa – Mexico, DF
November 6th-8th – Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX Widgets

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