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Bomba Estéreo Celebrate Breaking Free – and Skating – in New Music Video ‘Internacionales’

By 10 October, 2017

Bomba Estéreo have teamed up with Danish director Torben Kjelstrup for the new video for “Internacionales”, the latest single off their acclaimed new album Ayo. The band have previously worked with Kjelstrup on the video for ‘Soy Yo’, which saw a young, bespectacled girl walking through the streets of New York with defiance, attitude and flair.

“Soy Yo”’s positivity and encouragement to celebrate self-uniqueness made the video a viral hit, with over 27 million views on YouTube. The video is nominated for a Latin Grammy and its 11-year old star, Sarai Gonzalez, has since become something of an icon, with the New York Times dedicating an Arts Cover Story about the power of the video in empowering Latinas.

“Internacionales” is equally celebratory in nature. When a travel agent fails to encourage a young couple to visit China, she reflects on how little of the world she has seen and how people view her seemingly boxed-in life. She spots Bomba Estéreo singer Li Saumet, skating outside her shop and is inspired to take off, almost quite literally, by skating around the world.

Kjelstrup says of the video: “The song’s lyrics send a strong message about equality across different nationalities. The video’s main protagonist engages different people and cultures of the world with an open mind and a smile – and breaks free from her own and others’ preconceived notions about her.”

“Internacionales” was filmed in Toronto, Morocco and Hong Kong. The video is peppered with animated segments and fantastical oddities, echoing the eccentricities apparent when diverse cultures are combined and celebrated.

Bomba Estéreo are continuing their tour with Arcade Fire later this month with dates across the US and Latin America. Tour dates are below. The Latin Grammys take place on November 16th.

Upcoming Bomba Estéreo Tour Dates

October 14 – Club Colombia Oktoberfest – Villavicencio, Colombia
October 21 – Club Colombia Oktoberfest – Manizales, Colombia
October 25 – Pepsi Center – Denver, Colorado (with Arcade Fire)
October 27 – Silverstein Eye Centers Arena – Independence, Missouri (with Arcade Fire)
November 5 – Club Colombia Oktoberfest – Cartagena, Colombia
November 29 – Auditorio Nacional – Mexico City, Mexico (with Arcade Fire)
December 2 – Arena VFG – Guadalajara, Mexico (with Arcade Fire)
December 5 – Carpa de las Americas – Bogotá, Colombia (with Arcade Fire)
December 8 – Arena Rio – Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (with Arcade Fire)
December 9 – Anhembi – Sao Paulo, Brasil (with Arcade Fire)
December 11 – Movistar Arena – Santiago, Chile (with Arcade Fire)
December 13 – Parque de la Exposición – Lima, Peru (with Arcade Fire)

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