Bomba Estereo soon to be headlining across the US

By 20 July, 2010

This Thursday Bomba Estéreo will launch a 10-date headlining tour beginning at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. Here is what Spin had to say about their performance at Bonnaroo:

“Saumet… played the slinky tomboy, striking action poses, trilling speedy raps,
and dropping into a hand-on-hip purr. Her precocious antics spurred the crowd to
triple in size after only a half-dozen songs.”

Also, Bomba’s bassist/producer/founder Simon Mejia has been selected along with DJ Rupture and Ben Frost as finalists for a prestigious year-long mentorship program with the renowned producer Brian Eno. The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative pairs up established masters of fields including music, film, and theater with up-and-coming artists for a year-long creative collaboration.

“It’s an honor to be selected as a finalist for the Rolex mentorship, it was one of the happiest moments of my life when I was informed,” Mejia says. “Working with Brian Eno would definitely take my music to the real psychedelic synthesizer stage. ‘Music For Airports’ has been a favorite album of mine for as long as I can remember.”

7/22 -­ Kimmel Center For The Arts – Philadelphia, PA
7/23 -­ Celebrate Brooklyn @ Prospect Park – Brooklyn, NY
7/24 – The Getty Museum – Los Angeles, CA
7/25 – Stern Grove Festival – San Francisco, CA
7/26 -­ Millennium Park – Chicago, IL
7/26 -­ Green Dolphin – Chicago, IL
7/27 – SOBs – New York, NY
7/30 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
7/31 – Cherry Bounce Festival – Raleigh, NC
8/1 – Middle East – Boston, MA
9/6 – Bumbershoot Festival – Seattle, WA

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