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Cultura Profetica
Tuesday 07/14
Cultura Profetica @ The Howard Theatre
$29.50 / $35
Messengers, possessors of Mystic virtuosity: Boris, Willy, Eliut, Omar y Juanqui; prodigious musicians that homogenized themself, to give life to a project that has reach where verse won´t get. Cultura Profetica (CPR), a band that does not go with the double standards or empty words, that are consistent and have been able to go beyond the art of creating music, it is said that no man is born good or bad just as no one is born doctor or craftsman, but you receives the ability from nature to become one ... CPR, sings to the land that is full of light, granting him the word and sound to bring their songs to all beings. With solid sound & lyrics, CPR it’s a band that condemns harmful policies, but encourage ecology and human rights. They identify with the student struggles for higher education for all sectors of society, Making noise, to express views of certain social events. Singing from the inside, from the sincere voice that purifies the word. Success comes by itself, when passion is reflected. Now after 16 years of career. CPR, is one of the most important Latin bands, playing with a fusion of rhythms, sounds, atmospheres and lyrics that cannot be classified, but enjoy each of their contributions in every album, as part cult collection. A band that sings with the voice of the people, and transmits the heartbeat of the Earth in protest, raises his voice and at the same time fight sadness with sounds that can calm the mind and raise awareness, CPR, take us on a journey that make us think and finally smile again and again… There´s till a long way to go, lyrics full of life, music that makes them feel the vibrations of the universe of which we are a part of it. CPR have won a considerable group of followers in the music industry. Who identifies with his philosophy and is certainly true to the Prophetic ideology. Create goes beyond numbers, it's essence is feeling, no matter the miles o road but the steps that have been taken and are taking it. And without music life would be a mistake and a bad trip, be part of the experience of their sounds. That one life is not enough to be a live and dance this with many anxieties.
Bomba Estereo
Saturday 07/25
Bomba Estereo @ The Howard Theatre
$20 / $23
Bomba Estéreo started in Bogotá Colombia in 2005, as a project led by Simón Mejía, musician and visual artist, in collaboration with other musicians, DJs and video artists. A year later, the band released their first album called Vol. 1, which included the participation of Li Saumet singing in some of the tracks. One of the tracks included in this album was Corinto, which later would become one of the biggest hits of Bomba Estéreo, Fuego. In 2007 after recognition for the innovative concept of the band, Simón and Li decided to integrate two new musicians in the band: Kike Egurrola on drums and percussion, and Julián Salazar on guitar and machines. Together, they came to build a band of a unique musical genre, that would later be baptized by the media as Psychedelic Cumbia. Estalla / Blow Up, the second Bomba Estéreo album, is released in 2008, which led them to win international recognition through their extensive touring. Its live show and eclectic music took the group to perform a tour of over 100 dates across Europe, Latin America and USA, in addition to arriving for the first time to Asia (China and Japan) and Africa. In 2010 Bomba Estéreo is named “Best New Band in the World” by MTV’s Iggy and its single Fuego was used as soundtrack for TV commercials, TV shows, movies and video games across the United States and Latin America. Elegancia Tropical, not only was the third Bomba Estéreo album, but also the point on which Bomba consolidates as one of the most eye-catching live bands in the world. The album was released with impressive media reviews at sold out shows through Colombia, Argentina and Mexico in performances which included large-scale video projections and jungle scenery. Moreover, the album led the band to win recognition as Best Artist of 2012 by iTunes Latin Editor’s Choice and a Latin GRAMMY nomination in 2013 for Best Alternative Music Album. As part of the global promotion for the album, Bomba Estéreo embarked on a two years tour, playing over 200 shows, reaching fours continents (North and South America, Europe, Africa) and participating in the main music festivals in the world including Coachella (USA), Austin City Limits (USA), SXSW (USA), Lollapalooza (USA & CHL), Roskilde (DEN), Outside Lands (USA), Pop Montréal (CAN), Stereo Picnic (COL), Rock al Parque (COL), Vive Latino (MEX) and Glastonbury (UK), amongst others. The innovative approach to live shows was enhanced with Bosque (an audio visual experience around the idea of playing Bomba’s party music in a classic theater with people sitting down) presented at a sold out Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo in Bogota and a “Cultural Exchange Tour” around African countries (Swaziland, Mozambique and South Africa), where they collaborated with local musicians and artists, supported by the Colombian Government and local Authorities. Bomba Estéreo is now working on its fourth album (Sony Music Latin) , which is expected for mid 2015.