Feministing Jamz: Bomba Estéreo’s “Fiesta”

Colombian geniuses Bomba Estéreo are back in a big way. Their highly anticipated fourth studio album, Amanecer, just came out yesterday, and last Friday they dropped their intergalactic champeta tribute to the Colombian carnival celebrations. 

Relying heavily on the Afro-Colombian rhythms and traditions of the Colombia’s coastal region, where Bomba singer Li Saumet is from, the video brings the Colombian version of the caribbean carnival tradition — the feathers, the makeup, the dancers — into a trippy space-rave future.

Listen to the whole album below, and catch them on tour in a town near you!

New York, NY

Verónica Bayetti Flores has spent the last years of her life living and breathing reproductive justice. She has led national policy and movement building work on the intersections of immigrants' rights, health care access, young parenthood, and LGBTQ liberation, and has worked to increase access to contraception and abortion, fought for paid sick leave, and demanded access to safe public space for queer youth of color. In 2008 Verónica obtained her Master’s degree in the Sexuality and Health program at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She loves cooking, making art, listening to music, and thinking about the ways art forms traditionally seen as feminine are valued and devalued. In addition to writing for Feministing, she is currently spending most of her time doing policy work to reduce the harms of LGBTQ youth of color's interactions with the police and making sure abortion care is accessible to all regardless of their income.

Verónica is a queer immigrant writer, activist, and rabble-rouser.

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