Li Saumet press photo
Photo by @valerieamorc

Bomba Estéreo & Manu Chao release an appealing music video for their “Me Duele” single

Bomba Estéreo is a Grammy-nominated duo from Colombia. Manu Chao is a Barcelona-based icon. Not too long ago, they released an appealing music video for their “Me Duele” single, directed by Gustavo Cerquera Benjumea.

Bomba Estéreo & Manu Chao – “Me Duele” music video

“We are very happy to collaborate with one of the greatest artists ever. This song was created during a wonderful organic collaboration. It’s a song about how pain can always find its relief during difficult times and life can come back to its essential beauty.” – stated Bomba’s founder, Simon Mejia

‘Me Duele’ was created during a Manu Chao visit to Liliana Saumet’s home studio on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. A portion of the song’s royalties will be donated to Costeño Social, a school in Guachaca, near Li’s home.

Li Saumet

Li Saumet press photo
Photo by @valerieamorc

“This collaboration was a really fluid and natural conversation. Benito has such a clear idea of what he wants and he is open to exploring new ideas, without fear. I value that so much in an artist. I think it’s important that the alternative Latin music scene joins with the mainstream to make music and deliver our message and art together.” – Li Saumet stated

‘Me Duele’ arrives just as the group has launched their first U.S. tour, with upcoming shows from New York’s Palladium to Berkeley’s Greek Theater, in support of their GRAMMY-nominated album, Deja. The album’s most recent single is Tierra. The song’s music video stars Li Saumet and Lukas Avendaño, a nonbinary Zapotec indigenous performance artist. “Tierra” was filmed in Oaxaca and directed by Fana Adjani.

Bomba Estéreo – “Tierra” music video

“His song and video are an homage to the ancient relationship between humans and the territory we inhabit. The earth should belong to everyone, as we belong to her, independent of race, identity or nationality.” – explained Bomba’s founder, Simon Mejia

‘Deja’ is divided conceptually into four sections that correspond to the earth’s four elements: Agua, Aire, Tierra, and Fuego.

Bomba Estéreo – “Deja” album

Bomba Estéreo – “Deja” album cover art

“The album is about the connection and disconnection of human beings—from the planet, from one’s own self. It’s about how we’re disconnected, more connected to electronic devices and virtual things than real things. So, we decided to use the four elements, because they’re part of the equilibrium of human beings.” – Li Saumet stated

Earlier this summer, Bomba released the collaboration, “Ojitos Lindos,” with Bad Bunny.

Bad Bunny (ft. Bomba Estéreo) – “Ojitos Lindos” (360° Visualizer) | Un Verano Sin Ti

‘Ojitos Lindos’ has quickly become a summer anthem across the globe and accumulated more than 800 million total streams. Li Saumet and Jose Castillo recently performed the collaboration with Bad Bunny at his Puerto Rico stadium show.

Bomba Estéreo & Manu Chao – “Me Duele” single

Bomba Estéreo & Manu Chao - “Me Duele” cover art

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