Experience Something Different Tonight

March 21st, 2012

Initially Bomba Estéreo began as a solo project for Simón Mejía more than 10 years ago in Bogotá, Colombia. The idea was to combine traditionally Colombian music with electronica, which he did to a great effect. But Mejía, on loops and bass, decided not to go it alone, and a one-man band became a quintet with the addition of Liliana Saumet on vocals, Diego Cadavid on percussion, Kike Egurrola on drums and Julian Salazar on guitar. Since then, the band has toured, playing festivals like Bonnaroo and SXSW. But you don’t have to travel to see Bomba Estéreo (above, doing “Feelin’” for KEXP FM) because tonight they play Music Hall of Williamsburg.