Bomba Estéreo is an Electro-Tropical or Psychedelic-Cumbia band from Bogotá, Colombia led by bass and keyboard player Simón Mejía and singer Liliana “Li” Saumet.
Bomba Estéreo translates literally as “stereo bomb,” but is Colombian slang for a really great party. We know how to party. That’s why you love us.
Bomba Estéreo Gets 3 Latin Grammy Nominations including Record of the Year
September 20, 2018 ~ Bomba Estéreo was nominated for three 2018 Latin Grammys for:
- Record of the Year: Internacionales
- Best Urban/Fusion Performance: Internacionales
- Best Short Form Music Video: Duele
Bomba Estéreo to play Terminal 5
Bomba Estéreo plays Terminal 5 in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. $29.50
Bomba Estéreo’s Ayo earns Grammy Nomination
November 28, 2017 ~ Ayo earned a Grammys 2018 nomination for “Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album.”
Bomba Estéreo plays Irving Plaza
The band plays Irving Plaza in Union Square on Tuesday-Wednesday, August 15-16, 2017 at 7:30pm.
Bomba Estéreo Releases Ayo
August 11, 2017 ~ Bomba Estéreo released its fifth studio album Ayo. The kids are creating new music, but at the same time they are channeling Colombia’s rich past by including the flauta de millo, a native Andean flute. On Sony Music
Bomba Estéreo’s Soy Yo 2017 Latin Grammy Nominee
September 26, 2016 ~ Bomba Estéreo’s instant classic Soy Yo was nominated for a 2017 Latin Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video.
Amanacer (2015, Sony Music)
“Soy Yo” (I am me) became part of the FIFA 16 soundtrack. The video, which was shot in Brooklyn, is very popular.
The album earned a Grammy nomination for “Best Latin Rock Urban or Alternative Album,” and Latin Grammy nominations for “Record of the Year” (Fiesta) and “Best Alternative Music Album.”
Amanacer made Rolling Stone’s list of 2015’s best albums.
Elegancia Tropical (2012, FM Discos Y Cintas / Soundway)
The album was nominated for a Latin Grammy for “Best Alternative Music Album”. The album’s singles were El Alma y el Cuerpo (Body and Soul) and Pure Love.
Estalla / Blow Up (2009-09 Polen Records / Nacional Records)
The band was formed now. Several songs got picked up on television soundtracks and the band started getting some attention.
Fuego (Fire) was the lead single.
Volumen 1 (2006, Polen Records)
This was Simón Mejía’s musical collective. Liliana was one of the vocalists. She came to the LAMC in New York City and got booked by Nacional Records.
Music of Santa Marta & Bogotá
Lead singer Li is originally from Santa Marta, Colombia. Santa Marta was the first Spanish town in Colombia. It is across the bay from Barranquilla, a Colombia city that was founded by Colombians, not the Spanish. This is the soul of Colombia’s Caribbean coast.
Simón Mejía is from Bogotá.
So in these two, you get an interesting mix of Colombia ~ the capital and the Caribbean coast.