If you’re going to do anything on a Monday night in Buenos Aires, we can think of nothing better to kick off your week than La Bomba De Tiempo! La Bomba draws hundreds of porteños and extranjeros alike together for a night of fierce percussion beats, dancing and good times! For only $50 pesos, this is one event that is not to be missed.
La Bomba is a 17-piece improvisational drum group that incorporates beats from around the world including Central American and African rhythms, samba and Argentine folk beats and has become wildly popular since it started about five years ago. The show starts early at around 8 PM and wraps, just two hours later at 10 PM. The second hour of the show brings in a special guest, who can range from singers, musicians to DJs – ensuring the show is never the same week after week. The energy level in the venue skyrockets in the last half an hour of the show when the ensemble busts out some of the most intricate and impressive sets you will ever see! While wrapping at 10 PM may seem early for any sort of entertainment in Buenos Aires, they sure know how to put on a good show that will get you in a great mood for the long week ahead or one of the many after parties that follow the event.
This week a group from Road2Argentina headed to La Bomba together – some had been before and were excited for round 2, 3 (or more!), while others were first timers, eager to find out what all the buzz was about! It didn’t take long to sense the buena onda that permeated Konex (Cuidad Cultural Konex), where the event is held weekly. As long as it’s not raining, the show is held outside, in the courtyard of Konex (otherwise it’s held inside…no amount of rain will stop the most anticipated Monday night happening in all of BA!). The outdoor venue provides ample space for people to get into the beats, whether that be moshing in the center, participating in an impromptu dance circle, grooving to the music on the outer edges of the massive crowd. By the time we left, the whole crew was in high spirits after experiencing one of the best shows to date!
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