Bomba Estereo Cumbia Concert

Melrose Leadership music and art educators are amazing. Juan Carlos Angulo, who is the leader of  Cumbia Tokeson, tours internationally. He also introduced me to cumbia and the world famous Columbian quartet Bomba Estereo. Bomba Estereo won MTV Iggy’s 2010 Best New Band winner.

This week, Melrose Leadership Academy students will perform their twice annual music expo. Some of my photographs displayed at a downtown “coffee art house” document the event. Coincidentally, the coffee shop is called Farley’s East. (no relation.) The photography exhibition is also a small part of a larger fundraising effort to save MLA’s music program. 

Cumbia Tokeson performed at Oakland's The New Parish in May 2011 with headliner Bomba Estereo. (bryan farley)

 

I photographed Cumbia Tokeson and Bomba Estereo at Oakland’s The New Parish in May of 2011.

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