New Bomba Estéreo Project Centers Afro-Colombians as Francia Márquez Elected First Afro-Colombian VP

Simón Mejía of the Colombian Grammy Award-winning band Bomba Estéreo speaks with Democracy Now! about the election of Francia Márquez Mina as the country’s first Afro-Colombian vice president and about the band’s new project centering the resistance, experiences and traditions of Afro-Colombians.

Simón Mejía, the founder and a member of the Colombian Grammy Award-winning band Bomba Estéreo, recently spoke with Democracy Now! about the election of Francia Márquez Mina as Colombia’s first Afro-Colombian vice president and about the band’s new film project that centers the resistance, experiences and traditions of Afro-Colombians, called “El Duende,” a musical journey on Colombia’s Pacific coast. The film follows the story of the Dinastía Torres, a family of marimba instrumentalists with African ancestral roots. Click here to watch our interview with Simón Mejía in Spanish.


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