Soul, Funk, R&B, & Hip-Hop

Bomba Estereo

When: Mon., April 1, 9 p.m. 2013

Bomba Estéreo may sing in Spanish, but its global electro and hip-hop beats translate to any dance floor. The Bogotá, Colombia-based band will come to The New Parish (579 18th St, Oakland) on Monday, Apr. 1, for the second stop on its Caribbean Power US tour to promote its fourth full-length album, Elegancia Tropical, which Spin called "riveting." According to Spin, Bomba Estéreo has been touring the world for the past two years and refining its live performances, which combine the traditional cumbia music of its native Colombia with more modern electronic influences. Vocalist Liliana Saumet -- who sings, raps, and dances with seemingly limitless energy -- has earned comparisons to M.I.A., Santigold, and Brazilian female rockers CSS for her explosive stage presence. Saumet's three bandmates feverishly multitask on various instruments -- laptop, keyboard, sampler, synth, bass, guitar, and drums -- to create Bomba Estéreo's huge live sound, which has translated to massive arena and festival gigs back in Colombia. Don't forget earplugs. 9 p.m., $20.

Lenika Cruz

Price: $20

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