Somerset House Summer Series: Bomba Estéreo

Bomba Estereo Somerset

Adding to the international flavours in this year’s Summer Series, Bomba Estéreo deserve to be your new favourite band.

Hailing from Colombia, they’re the living, breathing embodiment of a fun night out. Their music has been described as "electro tropical" and "psychedelic cumbia", taking in a global palette of sounds that run from pop to electro.

Appropriately, according to founding members Simón Mejía and Li Saumet, the band's name is a Colombian term for "a really cool, awesome, bad ass party", and with A-listers like Will Smith and Sofi Tukker having joined the Bomba posse for infectious dancefloor collaborations, it feels like everyone wants to be on this guest list.

With a string of Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations under their belt, Bomba Estéreo toured as support for Arcade Fire’s Everything Now World Tour, which saw them pick up a whole new family of fans across Europe and the US.

In 2018, the band reached the worldwide Top 500 most listened to artists on Spotify, so a return to London for their biggest headline date so far with new record Deja is big news.

Anticipating a set list filled to the brim with party vibes, we can’t wait to welcome Bomba Estéreo’s unique high energy fiesta to light up our Summer Series stage.

"Bomba Estéreo whip up an irresistible carnival of rhythm" - Guardian

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