Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bomba Estéreo's Wacky "Ponte Bomb"

This week we’re airing our second installment of Best of Womex 2000-2010. The international music festival has been a must-go yearly trip for us over the last 10 years. Each visit has exposed us to some great music from up and coming musicians and bands from Africa and beyond.

Last year, we had the fortunate experience of discovering a plethora of new music from all over the world making up a variety of different styles. One such group we discovered (and featured in our coverage of Womex 2010) was the Colombian duo Bomba Estéreo who create a danceable, electro-infused mix of hip-hop, cumbia, reggae and more. A couple months ago the group released “Ponte Bomb,” a Latin reworking of Technotronic’s “Pump up the Jam” and it is undeniably infectious. Now the group has created a wacky and colorful video to accompany the single. Full of anthropromorphic creatures, cut-off jean shorts and lots of butt-shaking; the visuals fit the track perfectly.

Judge for yourself:

While they are not featured on our upcoming Best of Womex shows, we do love the music they are pumping out and we wanted to give a quick shout-out to them in case any of you out there have yet to check ‘em out.

(h/t Rezmecla)

-Saxon Baird
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