Buyepongo

Casbah & Soda Bar present

Buyepongo

La Diabla, DJs Mafondo & Viejo Lowbo

Friday, August 3, 2018

8:30 pm

Soda Bar

$10-$12

This event is 21 and over

Buyepongo
Buyepongo
The name Buyepongo means “to cause a ruckus” –which certainly describes the scene on the dance floors of Los Angeles whenever the band launches into its dizzyingly energetic, instantly infectious rhythms. But it also describes Buyepongo’s riotous mash-up of influences, which absorbs hip-hop, punk, funk, and jazz sounds into a delirious tropical blend of styles from across the Latin American diaspora. Like its name, the band is part hybrid, part invention, something untranslatable that nevertheless perfectly captures its uniquely vibrant spirit.

Buyepongo takes their Pan-Latin sound worldwide with a vivid collection of original music that is as hard to pin down as it is to resist.“Our music is going to get you moving and thinking,” says singer and percussionist Edgar “Meshlee” Modesto. “It’ll break you out of your comfort zone and connect you with other folks and cultures. If you come to dance and have a good time you’re going to get that, but if you come to hear great music with a lot of heart and technique, you’re going to get that too. It’s a very unique style.”



Buyepongo has shared the stage with acts such as Miguel, Dolla Sign, Warren G, Common, Mario, Chicano Batman, Quantic, Ondatropica, Ozomatli, Booker T, Celso Piña, Os Mutantes, Sister Nancy, Dead Prez, Cut Chemist, Beatnuts, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Antibalas,and Punta Cartel .

They’ve performed on countless stages including El Rey Theater, Grand Performances, World Cafe Philadelphia PA, KEXP, The Fillmore, Tropicalia Music Festival , Lightning in a Bottle Music Festival, Grand Park, Levitt Pavillion’s Summer Music Series, International Accordion festival, SXSW Official Showcase 2015
La Diabla
La Diabla
La Diabla has been “cumbiando” since before it was cool (since 2000). The name “La Diabla” is derived from an old Celso Piña tune.



Their music can be powerful and aggressive, romantic and cheerful, even dark and macabre. There’s something for everyone to dance to. The group had been described as Andres Landero meets N.W.A, but with masks, La Sonora Dinamita meets Daft Punk. Regardless, La Diabla is here to make you move and make dance floors bounce.



La Receta is a dark and moody song about finding The Recipe to forget a lost love. La Poderosa gets right to its groove that concludes with a nod the Mexican Sonidero culture by slowing down the pitch, or so it seems.



And this 45 rpm record put out through STEADY BEAT RECORDINGS is testament to that. check it out and see them live when you get a chance.



They also have collaborations with El Kool Kyle (“Kiss” Cumbia Prince /Baylando Records) and El Dusty (Mi Cumbia se respeta / Discos Peligrosa) and Panoptica Orchestra (ex Nortec Collective)
Venue Information:
Soda Bar
3615 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92104
http://www.sodabarmusic.com/