Summer of Cumbia -- [bio] -- [videos] -- [discography]
of Cumbia is a band and album, but it is also a time and place. SOC
is a short slice into life in Culver City, CA from June 1, 2009 to
August 3, 2009. Nine weeks of Summer of Cumbia now brings the feel
of Southern California summer all year round all over the world.
The Summer of Cumbia began at the end of May 2009
when El Sabroso declared to his Brother-In-Law, El Mero Mero, that
"This was the summer of cumbia". They quickly drafted Trixie, El
Mero Mero's wife and El Sabroso's sister, and began working
earnestly on the Summer of Cumbia album with one simple mantra: Keep
it stupid, Stupid. Have a good time and don't stress about anything.
Take the path of least resistance and just enjoy the flow. It's about love, dancing and enjoyment. Don't over think it,
don't over analyze it. It is what it is: English, Spanish, French;
Cumbia, Rock, Reggae, Disco, Blues, Rap, experimental. free style; familia,
cultura, arte; American, Mexican, Chicano, Californian, Angelino.
Check out the video for "Reina
de la Pista," the second single from the album Summer of Cumbia.
Watch the video for "Taco
Tuesdays," the first single from the album Summer of Cumbia.
"Taco Tuesdays" is an ode to the
Midnight Ridazz: Taco Tuesdays Bicycle Club in
Los Angeles, CA. The song
pays homage in English and Spanish to the beauty of Southern
California and the ability to take pleasure in simple, free joys
such as riding your bicycle to the beach with your friends, but most
importantly, "Taco Tuesdays" is a catchy Southern California cumbia
that makes you wanna dance.