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Live Video: Bomba Estéreo

The name of their 2009 release (2008 in Colombia), “Blow Up”, was prescient. While the music of Bomba Estéreo is stylistically explosive, their popularity at the time of its release was just beginning to grow. We watched them ascend as their in-studio performance from late 2009 quickly became one of our most popular videos andRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

What a fantastic time of the year for shows in Seattle! As the weather heats up, so does the frequency of shows it seems. With just about something for everyone this week, we start off on Monday night with yet another great evening with Mudhoney, this time at Easy Street Records. Jamie Lidell, Empress Of, andRead more...

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Song of the Day: Bomba Estéreo - Pure Love

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 selection, featured on the Afternoon Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Pure Love” by Bomba EstéreoRead more...

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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Chilly

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Voting ends on Friday, December 21st, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if your picksRead more...

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Live Review: Bomba Estéreo @ Tractor Tavern 4/23

With so many KEXP DJs and listeners being rabid fans of Bogota’s Bomba Estéreo, it’s not surprising that Seattle is their top-selling market in the U.S. And it should definitely come as no surprise that the Colombian band, which appeared twice live on KEXP in past (here and here) and on last year’s Live atRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Tuesday, April 19 MASERATI with Sleepy Eyes of Death @ Sunset Tavern Maserati - We’ve Got The System To Fight The System [Audio clip: view full post to listen] (9:00 pm, $10, 21+)

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Bumbershoot Music Lounge videos: Monday

From the final day of our broadcast from the Music Lounge during the 40th anniversary of the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival -- check out the melodic orchestral pop of Ra Ra Riot, the stripped down and soulful sound of The Moondoggies, the seductive and tantalizing rhythms of Bomba Estéreo, and the high-energy punch ofRead more...

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Bumbershoot Music Lounge: Bomba Estereo

Melodromatic, explosive - the translation is “stereo bomb,”- Bomba Estereo takes a time old traditional musical form originally designated for courting rituals and turns it on its head. As a project organized by the group’s bassist and producer, Simon Mejia in 2005 soon recruited permanent members to execute the instrumental fusion of Cumbia, electronic, andRead more...

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Your Unofficial and Incomplete Guide to Bumbershoot - Monday

A number of great artists will be finishing off the festival on Monday. Bumbershoot really out-did themselves this year with such a deep and well-rounded lineup. Weather be damned! Here’s a little run down: BOBBY BARE JR. (12:30-1:30 - Broad Street Stage) From Tennessee, Bobby Bare Jr., is not surprisingly and quite obviously the sonRead more...

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Live Video: Bomba Estéreo

Last week, Bogota, Colombia’s Bomba Estéreo dropped on Seattle like an a-bomb. Performing in the bunker-like KEXP in-studio space, bassist/producer Simon Mejia and vocalist Liliana “Li” Saumet along with Kike Egurrola on drums and Julian Salazar on guitar, blew the lid off the Midday Show as they combined modern rock with traditional cumbia, while touchingRead more...

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