The Baboons

The Baboons

 Miami, Florida, USA

The Baboons, Miami's Afro-Cuban funk 'n' roll pioneers, blend Latin rock and world carnival rhythms with funk, reggae, New Orleans second-line, samba and everything in between.


Since the original line-up first took the stage in 1993, The Baboons have received numerous honors, including New Times Miami's "Best Album 1999" for their debut release Evolution, and a Florida Jammy Award for Best Worldbeat Band. The Baboons have shared the bill with Jimmy Buffet, George Clinton's P-Funk All-Stars, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Radiators, New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars, Tarika, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, and more. Festival appearances include performances at the Tobacco Road 93rd Anniversary, Alachua Harvest Music Festival, Fiesta Tropicale Mardi Gras, and the Fed Ex Orange Bowl Ultimate Tailgate Party. The Baboons have appeared on Spanish language TV show, El Mikinbin de Miami and have worked with video director Joe Massott (The Song Remains the Same.) The Baboons are currently recording their third project with Grammy-nominated producer Phil MacArthur (Ricky Martin, Nestor Torres.) Check out for a sample of their music and more information. 


The Baboons released their debut CD, Evolution, in 1999 and were also immediately honored by Miami New Times when it named Evolution Miami's "Best Album of the Past Twelve Months." Their follow-up, Global Gumbo, further explores South Florida’s unique cultural identity with a sound Street Miami called "masterful" and "fun."

Set List

A typical set list consists of mostly originals with a few rare covers from a wide variety of genres. The set changes every night, and typically includes more than three hours of groovy, high energy music guaranteed to make you feel good.