COUNYRY: Colombia
LABEL: La Roma records
ALBUM: Cera Perdida
STYLE: Nu Cumbia
LINE UP: 4 (keyboards/electronics, horns, percussions)
TOUR: tba

Frente Cumbiero is widely recognized as one of the spearheads of the cumbia nueva (new cumbia) movement in Colombia, because of their fresh, contemporary and exciting take on cumbia. The quartet is headed by Colombian songwriter and producer Mario Galeano, who also is part of Ondatrópica and Los Pirañas. He draws his inspiration, ánd his samples that form the base of his contemporary tracks, from his large collection of cumbia records, mainly from the 60s and 70s.

Frente Cumbiero creates innovative but very danceable tropical music driven by crazy keys/electronics, uplifting horns and energetic percussion that makes you jump and sweat. The band takes you on a trip to all corners of the cumbia landscape. Frente Cumbiero in the past has collaborated with Kronos Quartet and recorded an album with dub master Mad Professor, and played great concerts at festivals like Roskilde (2011), Womad (2014) and Fuji Rock (2018). In 2019 a new record “Cera Perdida” was released on La Roma records.


« One of Colombia’s most evolutionary and radical groups from the past musical decade. »  Sounds and Colours