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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.

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