Guest DJ: Li Saumet From Bomba Estereo

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Li Saumet (second from left) is lead singer of the Colombian band Bomba Estereo.

Li Saumet (second from left) is lead singer of the Colombian band Bomba Estereo.

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Bomba Estereo's new album, Elegancia Tropical, is gorgeous — and, for a limited time, you can hear it in its entirety as an NPR Music First Listen. Our own Felix Contreras writes that the record "represents a major step forward for Bomba Estéreo, as it thoughtfully builds on [the band's] success and promise."

Elegancia Tropical is filled with joyful energy, nostalgia, spiritual questions, love struggles and, as always, a deep love of Latin American culture and music, combined with curiosity regarding electronic beats.

The Colombian band's lead singer, Li Saumet, recently sat down with Alt.Latino to discuss her influences and Caribbean musical roots. It's a danceable and thought-provoking discussion.

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El nuevo álbum de la agrupación colombiana Bomba Estereo se llama Elegancia Tropical, y es buenísimo- hace unos días lo escuchamos y ustedes pueden confirmarlo siguiendo este link. Nuestro colega Felix Contreras escribe que: "este álbum es un gran paso hacia adelante para una banda que cuidadosamente ha construido su fama sobre su éxito inicial."

Es un set que contiene tanto celebración como nostalgia, preguntas espirituales, historias románticas y como siempre, un profundo amor por la cultura y la música latinoamericana; a todo eso, agréguenle una curiosidad por todo lo que es la música electrónica.

Li Saumet, la vocalista de esta agrupación tan innovadora y creativa nos visitó para contarnos sus influencias y sus raíces musicales caribeñas.

Espero que disfruten de este show, que esta semana esta bien movido pero también contemplativo.

This Week On Alt.Latino: Guest DJ Li Saumet From Bomba Estereo

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