Somehow over the weekend, I won a VIP concert experience from AT&T to see Bomba Estereo.
— AT&T Latino (@ATTLatino) July 25, 2015
Personally, I was unfamiliar with Bomba Estereo so I binge-listened to them over the weekend and fell in love with their sound. Simply put, I’ve never heard anything like it in my life.
As I was getting ready to meet my friend John at the hotel for the official meet and greet, I told myself that if I had the opportunity to talk to them, I’d ask the members of Bomba Estereo, Simón Mejía and Liliana Saumet a few questions.
Tell us about your musical style?
Simón Mejía – The musical style is a blend between Colombian tropical and Caribbean tropical music with electronics. We’ve been around for almost 10 years and have made 4 albums. This is the 4th, ‘Amanecer’. We released it a month or a month and a half ago. It’s a very special album because, we really love it and we got a chance to make it with an L.A. producer Ricky Reed. The album sounds very powerful. We tried to explore not only Colombian rhythms but also hip-hop, electronic, and dancehall themes. It’s really different than anything we’ve done before.
How has Denver treated you? Do you like coming here?
Simón – We were here 4 years ago in a small bar in Denver. That was the first time. The 2nd time was only 10 days ago for the Biennial of the Americas and this is our 3rd time to Denver. The last time we were here, we got the chance to go up to Red Rocks. It was amazing man; out of this world. Someday, we want to play there.
Do you follow the MLS? Do you have a Colombian team back home?
Liliana Saumet – “Yes of course!”
Simón – We support the Colombian team. They’re a great team now with great players, and we did a great job in the last World Cup. So, we’re looking forward to see what happens with that team. I know that Lilliana is a big fan of Junior F.C.
Liliana – Tu Papa! [Junior F.C.’s nickname]
Simón – They’re the local team from Barranquilla.
If you want to listen to the full uncut version of this conversation, here’s our brand spanking new Soundcloud page featuring my chat with Bomba Estereo last night:
Thanks again to AT&T for hooking me up with the VIP concert experience; it was incredible.
Bomba Estereo will be heading to back home to Colombia after last night’s show, but be sure to see them the next time they stop by. They’re incredible live.
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