Song of the Day: Bomba Estereo – Fuego

Leo Carreño

Leo Carreño

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Midday Show host Cheryl Waters, is “Fuego” by Bomba Estereo from the 2009 album Blow Up on Nacional Records.

Bomba Estereo – Fuego (MP3)

The term “Fuego” is commonly thrown around in Latin music, but Bomba Estereo might just mean it with their first release, Blow Up. This hot five-piece Columbian band mixes traditional Caribbean rhythms with sounds that could have just as easily originated from Brazil or Jamaica. Nacional Records is famous for taking on unique Latin acts, but Bomba Estereo just may take the cake. What started as a one-man show by producer/guitarist Simon Mejia, quickly turned into something else with the addition of the talented front-woman Liliana Saumet. “Fuego” is an excellent example of the multiple layers and different influences of their music with Liliana throwing American hip-hop lyrics over the top. File this under Electronic Cumbia, with an extra helping of Electronica.

The band is currently on a short tour in Europe. You can hear additional tracks from the band on their MySpace page and you can also find them on Twitter. Here’s the official video for their hit “Fuego”:

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  1. Posted July 28, 2009 at 6:40 am | Permalink

    Muchas Gracias.

  2. smartfemme
    Posted July 28, 2009 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    WOW, what a song! Great one!

  3. sylvain
    Posted July 28, 2009 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    Mucho besos!

  4. Austen
    Posted August 25, 2009 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    Anyone have a translation or even the non-English lyrics to this badass song?

  5. juanpa
    Posted November 10, 2009 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    Bomba——————————suena……………y revientaaaaaaaaaaa

  6. Carol
    Posted December 26, 2009 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    (no lo dejes apagar)

    ¡Y grita fuego!
    mantenlo prendido ¡fueeego!
    no lo dejes apagar(x4)

    y no lo dejes apagá
    y no lo dejes apagá
    y no lo dejes apagá

    ¡Y grita fuego!
    mantenlo prendido ¡fueeego!
    no lo dejes apagar(x2)

    Que aquí viene Bomba Estéreo
    viene con too’,
    raggae music, cumbia y folclor ¡C’mon!
    que es un poder que es una bomba atómica,
    un poco de folclor con música electrónica.
    ¡Sigue sigue!
    prendiendo esta fiesta
    ¡sigue sigue!
    que a mi no me molesta
    vamos a bailar, la noche y la madrugá
    hasta que se te ponga, la pollera colorá.
    Vamos hasta abajo a mi no me da pena
    yo crecí tomando, agua de panela,
    y por allá de frío nada,
    ahora te canto pa’ que te des la calentada.

    Mantenlo prendido
    y no lo dejes apagá,
    mantenlo prendido
    y no lo dejes apagá.

    Fueego. Fueego.
    Fuego, mantenlo prendido.
    Fuego, no lo dejes apagá.
    Fuego, mantenlo prendido.
    Fuego, no lo dejes apagá.

    ¡Y grito fuego!
    mantenlo prendido ¡fueeego!
    no lo dejes apagar(x2)

    y si tu no conoces
    el poder en la tarima
    cuando estamos sonando
    por aquí todos se arriman,
    unos cantan, celebran, caminan,
    otros quieren un poquito más de gasolina.

    Y si tu no me conoces
    no me llamo Camila,
    no me llamo Natalia,
    ni tampoco Carolina,
    me llamo Li Saumet
    de la fiesta soy la dueña,
    y me gusta vacilar desde que estaba pequeña.

    ¡Y grito fuego!
    mantenlo prendido ¡fueeego!
    no lo dejes apagar
    ¡Y grito fuego!
    mantenlo prendido ¡fueeego!
    no lo dejes apagar

    y no lo dejes apagá
    y no lo dejes apagá.

    Fuuego, fuego, fuego.

    Y grita fuego,
    y mantenlo prendido fueeego,
    y no lo dejes apagar
    Y grito fuego,
    y mantenlo prendido fueeego,
    no lo dejes apagar
    y mantenlo prendido fueeego,
    no lo dejes apagar
    y mantenlo prendido fueeego,
    no lo dejes apagar

  7. Irie
    Posted September 30, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know why everyone is so thrilled over this song. I feel like telling her to STFU and quit yelling “Fuego” at me.

  8. finest creativity
    Posted January 21, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    coachella 2011!!!

  9. lzrlyf
    Posted February 21, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    This song is still hot. Saw them at Bonnaroo in 2010! I was quite impressed. Plus they gave out an itunes card to download their songs fo’ frizzle. …y no lo dejes apagar!

  10. asher
    Posted May 31, 2011 at 3:21 am | Permalink

    i love carol for posting the lyrics to this song, i love this song

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