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Buyepongo At BackBar SoFa

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BAILEMOS: Buyepongo mix cumbia with other Afro-caribbean influences.

BAILEMOS: Buyepongo mix cumbia with other Afro-caribbean influences.

Buyepongo’s infectious pan-Latin sound takes the traditional Afro-caribbean beat of Belize and Guatemala to L.A. for a funky makeover. When Edgar “Meshlee” Modesto, the group’s founding member, had the opportunity to visit Central America, he discovered a new direction for Buyepongo and was enlightened by the rhythm of Garifuna culture. The buyangú sound—a blaring, but danceable explosion of sax, guacharaca and accordion—inspired his band’s revamped style and their latest album Todo Mundo (All the World). Buyepongo means to cause a ruckus, so they won’t be hard to find this Friday at BackBar.

Buyepongo
Fri, 9pm, $12+
BackBar SoFa, San Jose

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