Raíces: Bogotá, Colombia
Sounds like: A less edgy Bomba Estéreo, with two female vocalists (one raps one sings) and a keytard.
You should listen to Sauti because: we wanna get keytarted?!
And you thought the ’80s iconic instrument known as keytar had exclusively survived in Argentina’s cumbia villera scene? Colombia’s new trio Sauti mashes up elements of ñu-cumbia with rap, reggae and rumba and gives it a cheesy pop twist. The result: a less edgy Bomba Estéreo, with two female vocalists (one raps one sings) and a keytard.
“Cosita” is the title of the song we offer here as a free download, where they name-drop in the same verse both Shakira and La Tigresa Del Oriente (two extremes of Latin crossover), over a laid-back cumbia riddim. Also, check out the video for their first single, “Deja Lo Malo Afuera,” a pretty cool uplifting party anthem with even some fluorescent body paint over black background, something we’ve seen a lot lately in ñu-cumbia videos (Fauna, Turbo Sonidero).