Bomba Estereo Sows Tree-Planting Campaign

Bomba Estereo
Orly Anan

Bomba Estereo

Li Saumet and Simón Mejía of Colombian electro-cumbia group Bomba Estéreo have launched a campaign to raise awareness about deforestation and other environmental initiatives.

Bomba Estereo will officially kick off its Siembra Conciencia (Sow Consciousness) campaign on New Year’s Eve, with the band performing a DJ set as “Bomba Estereo Soundsystem" on the beach at the Costeño Beach Hostal in Santa Marta, Colombia.   

The group will also play a series of concerts in Colombia, together with like-minded group Systema Solar, designed to get fans involved in a tree-planting initiative, and support other environmental actions.   

The special tour will start with a free concert on Jan. 26. in San José del Guaviare, the region where Bomba Estéreo is currently focusing the tree-planting campaign in partnership with Colombia’s Foundation for Conservation and Sustainable Development. Proceeds from four other shows, set for February, will go to fund that effort.


The group is also working to aid Colombia’s National Parks service efforts to restore ecosystems in other parts of the country.