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Bomba Latin Fusion
Thursday 20 July 7.00pm
Bomba Latin Fusion (BLF) brings the musical colours of contemporary Latin America. Integrating a repertoire of latin pop, rock, reggae, Afro-Cuban roots, dance, funk & soul, a selection from Latino legends, just in the same way you will hear it in any South American festival. Contagious percussive beats are naturally made to dance; sang in Spanish, English and Portuguese; energetic and fun.
The band is a communion of talented Perth musicians. The epicentre of the band came together from its South American members who experienced the feel and groove of the Latin American musical scene. Miguel de la Mata, band leader, guitarist and singer, directs the band members to embrace a true feel in the execution and interpretation. The percussion section of the band, which blends Afro-Cuban tradition with a modern World Music take, is also formed by South American musicians, which keeps the true Latin feel intact.
The front men address the audience in English or Spanish to suit the occasion. The band does not create cultural boundaries, nor narrows its musical audience with its unusual repertoire; all the way around, BLF embraces and celebrates multiculturalism and plays with that natural energy of Latin American music to engage people of all backgrounds. South Americans will enjoy ‘the imaginary journey back home’ when listening to the band and others will discover a world of fun with the tunes played by BLF.
The target of the band is to entertain party goers with the contagious stamina embedded in the popular Latin American mainstream hits from the last 30 years. The band lineup uses a typical “Rock setup” (drums, bass, keys & guitar) empowered by a strong Latin percussion section (congas, timbales, bongos) and brass.
BLF does not hold anything back, the aim is to fill the dance floor right from the start until the end of the show. The repertoire varies from Santana classics, classic Latin pop, to recent Latin radio hits from Carlos Vives, Juanes, Mana and other Latin American legends.