Latin Hip-Hop blog focused on the Contributions of Latinos in Hip-Hop and Urban Culture
January 22, 2010
Bomba Estereo - Psychedelic Cumbia Hip-Hop from Colombia
Nacional Records recording artist's Bomba Estereo have created a unique and hypnotic sound fusing music from their native Colombia with Hip-Hop.
The group is a musical project formed by Simón Mejía and singer Liliana Saumet. Their music merges Colombian folk sounds like cumbia, bullerengue and champeta mixed with electronica, reggae and Hip-Hop which all comes together to produce an explosive dance sound. “Bomba Estéreo is a funky underground talent revealing a genre-busting, linguistics-defying release with ‘Blow Up’... Lead vocalist Liliana Saumet’s sultry style is a hybridization of Nelly Furtado with the precision and attitude of M.I.A.” - URB
“Bomba Estereo’s Liliana Saumet has a forceful, full-throated attack; she can rap with rhythmic ingenuity, nonchalantly juggling American hip-hop, reggaeton, and dancehall, but she can also sing passionately, nailing melodies with impressive pitch control and emotional snap.” - CHICAGO READER “Bomba Estereo... is turning plenty of heads with its song "Fuego," the exhilarating lead single from its debut album... playfully referring to both Colombia's burgeoning dance culture and traditional attire in the same breath.”