(Update 03/02/13: Bomba Estereo will be debuting music from their new album Elegancia Tropical at the show…read the interview with their vocalist Liliana Saumet. One of the organizers told me Bomba Estereo rearranged their tour schedule just to make this event, flying in from Costa Rica and then flying out the next day to play in Peru. It takes quite a bit of planning & logistics to get all these performers on the same bill, so big kudos to the Red Bull Music Academy (RMBA) Panamerika and everyone involved in making this event happen! Spread the word y bailamos!)
The Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) Panamerika event Escenario, which features some of the best Latin alternative artists, was canceled back in November because Natalia Lafourcade and Hello Seahorse! had visa issues. Now, it’s been rescheduled for Thursday, March 7, at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. Due to unforeseen circumstances, they still aren’t able to play but as a consolation, I’m happy Carla Morrison has been added as a special guest to an already stellar lineup with Bomba Estereo from Colombia, Astro from Chile, LA’s Grammy-nominated La Santa Cecilia and Brooklyn’s ‘tropical bass’ DJs Que Bajo?! I’ve seen all these performers except for Carla Morrison and I can vouch that once the music starts, you’re not going to be resting your feet until the final encores are over! Buy tickets to this all-ages event here.
Warning: Astro’s latest video is NSFW! It got censored on Youtube: