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Bomba Estereo: Fuego at SXSW 09!

So far, one of our favorite acts at the South By Southwest Music Conference (SXSW) that is currently taking place in Austin, Texas has been the Colombian group Bomba Estereo. They blew our minds with a fresh cumbia/hip-hop blend with a full band and fierce front-woman Li who gyrated in her yellow tutu as she spat the lyrics. Look for their album out on Nacional later this year (and hopefully more US dates??)

We caught up with Li outside the Speakeasy club after she performed, and even bumped into our friend Monica Rodriguez from NYC-based band Zigmat, and the two of them went off about the similiarities between Colombia and Puerto Rico (patacones vs tostones? same thing!)

Check out Li as she talks to us about her hip hop and cumbia influences:

Li talks about her style and about champeta music

Monica from Zigmat and Li just….go off about lo que sea. (it was 2am people!)

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