12 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The international smash "Fuego" showed what Colombia’s Bomba Estéreo were all about: freewheeling rhythm—drawing from reggae and Latin funk—with stylish production and the fiery vocals of Liliana Saumet. Leader Simón Mejía is a studio wizard who blends programmed grooves with live percussion and guitars; he conjures everything from an African juju beat on "La Boquilla" to Eno-like synthscapes on "Palenke." Saumet is magnetic throughout, whether she's fast and sassy on "La Niña Rica" or soft and seductive on "Feelin'."

EDITORS’ NOTES

The international smash "Fuego" showed what Colombia’s Bomba Estéreo were all about: freewheeling rhythm—drawing from reggae and Latin funk—with stylish production and the fiery vocals of Liliana Saumet. Leader Simón Mejía is a studio wizard who blends programmed grooves with live percussion and guitars; he conjures everything from an African juju beat on "La Boquilla" to Eno-like synthscapes on "Palenke." Saumet is magnetic throughout, whether she's fast and sassy on "La Niña Rica" or soft and seductive on "Feelin'."

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