The follow up to 2009’s Blow Up, Elegancia Tropical is the third album from Bomba Estéreo and was recorded in their native Colombia, near the coastal city of Barranquilla. Elegancia Tropical has been greeted with critical acclaim in the US - glowing reviews have come from the New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR and the Washington Post.
Lead singer and MC, Li Saumet’s fiery vocals are underpinned by Colombian rhythms and contemporary electronica as supplied by Julián Salazar and Kike Egurrola. Originally formed by visual artist Simón Mejía in 2005, Rolling Stone Magazine has hailed Bomba Estereo as leaders of a Latin American scene that is “fusing old school folk sounds with more modern and electronic rap styles.”
Since their debut performance at Roskilde (Denmark, 2010) Bomba Estéreo has received international acclaim for an eye popping live show, with over 250 shows in more than 100 different cities. Bomba Estéreo have performed at some of the most prestigious festivals around the world, as well as being nominated for the GRAMMYs.