The gentle notes and urgent rhythms of Bomba Estéreo have formed something of a soundtrack for the Resilience Hub.
The Colombian band whose music has won acclaim globally have long been environmental campaigners and their virtual presence at COP26 has given their ‘electro tropical’ and the video for their beautiful track Agua a still wider audience.
Their music is a celebration of the Earth with its sounds of the forests, streams and mountains. They sent us this message:
‘Here in Colombia we have huge issues around deforestation, especially in the Amazon jungle, illegal mining, drug trafficking, appropriation of the land, cattle ranching. We have really big issues here and we with our music are trying to create messages and push the Colombian government to stop deforestation which also affects climate change. So we are really happy to share our music with you and to be part of this global movement towards resilience and respect for Mother Earth.’
At the Resilience Hub we send our thanks to Bomba Estéreo for their contribution and commitment.
Picture: Liliana Saumet and Simón Mejía of Bomba Estéreo Courtesy Sony Music
Their new song, Tamborero, was released during COP and they have kindly allowed us to share it here.