Bomba

Bomba

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Latin-Jazz group ¡Bomba! eloquently fuses their Latin American and Canadian roots to create a profound blend of Latin song styles and impeccable jazz improvisations.

Biography

¡Bomba!'s founders, (percussionist Mario Allende, bassist Rubim de Toledo and pianist Chris Andrew), have invited Cuban music giants Emilio Rios (vocals and guitar), Aldo Aguiller (violin) and Raul Gomez Tabera (drums, timbales) to join forces with them. Other guest artists also include Peruvian born percussionist/vocalist Luisito Orbegoso and Cuban percussionist/vocalist Israel 'Toto' Berriel.

¡Bomba! has toured across Canada at Jazz festivals and Folk music festivals to great public and critical acclaim. They have been invited to perform at South Korea's top international drumming festivals in both 2005 and 2006, headlined at the Seattle Brazilfest and have performed at the Havana International Jazz festival in Havana, Cuba.

With their latest release, 'Cuatro Caminos' (their 4th release to date), ¡Bomba! has combined the classic sound of Cuba's Charanga era with Afro-Cuban song and drumming, modern Latin-Jazz and even Swing and North American Jazz flavours.

With an inventive mix of instrumental, percussive and vocal song and music, Bomba’s latest production showcases guest artists Inti-Illimani, Los Munequitos de Matanzas and Alexander Abreu and ontroduces audiences to a rich array of Afro-Cuban drumming and song; rich Brazilian rhythm, Andean instruments and Jazz improvisation. The material maintains the joy and spirit for which Bomba is renowned and will be a pleasure for listeners, dancers and connoisseurs of Cuban, Latin, Jazz and World Music.

Discography

Cuatro Caminos - 2008
Entre sol y Luz - 2006
A mi me gusta - 2003
Lo que Bomba te da - 2001