Colombian stars Bomba Estéreo have released “Internacionales,” the second single from their new album “Ayo”.
“‘Internacionales’ is a statement about how music is the biggest and most beautiful language that crosses all barriers,” says Bomba Estéreo founder Simon Mejia. “Independent of race and culture, we’re all the same when it comes to sharing the dance floor.”
The album “Ayo” is set for release digitally Friday, August 11th
“‘Ayo’ was born in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, one of the most powerful places in the world,” Mejia says. “The album title is a tribute to that magical place. A spiritual ceremony opened the path to this album. It returns to the Caribbean sonic roots of Bomba Estéreo while at the same time, keeps looking at the world with open eyes and open ears, taking risks on new paths.”
Recent single “Duele” is accompanied by the official video directed by Sam Mason. “Duele” is about the pain of heartbreak and overcoming it. While the music’s melody line recalls a Middle Eastern influence, it was recorded on a flauta de millo – the traditional woodwind instrument often played on classic cumbia recordings from the Caribbean coast of Colombia. The song was recorded in the Sierra Nevada mountain town of Minca, near Liliana’s hometown of Santa Marta.
The “Soy Yo” music video immediately went viral last fall, surpassing more than 22 million views. The clip resulted in first-time actress Sarai Gonzalez being invited to the White House to meet President Obama. Lin Manuel Miranda tweeted about the video, saying he watches it “every morning to give me strength. I love it so.” The New York Times published an Arts Cover Story about the power of the video in empowering Latinas. The video was also featured in outlets from VOGUE to The Guardian. NPR said: “It’s been called an ode to little brown girls everywhere. A swaggier Little Miss Sunshine. An empowerment anthem.”
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