Colombian dance-pop duo Bomba Estereo performed their global hits Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Fillmore Miami Beach. The band, best known for the songs “Fuego” and “Soy Yo,” are touring to promote the 2017 album “Ayo.”
The group, which consists of producer Simon Mejia and vocalist Liliana Saumet, released their first album, “Volumen 1,” in 2006. As Mejia said in a recent interview, Bomba Estereo are as passionate about getting listeners up and dancing as they are about getting them to stop and think.
“We are a dance band, a party band, but we also came to the conclusion that people can also think and feel something beyond the dancing when they come to our shows,” Mejia says. “If we can open a door to a stronger understanding of other cultures, we should do it. We are Colombians — it’s a very tough country, a beautiful country with some difficulties. The world is not in a good place. We live in crazy times, and politicians are trying to divide us. Our main message is the exact opposite, that it doesn’t matter where you come from or your sexual or ethnic orientation, because we’re all human beings. We’re basically the same. Politicians are breaking the world, but we’re trying to heal it.”