We feel, love, live, and vibe with you through the tropical and earthy sounds impregnated in our hands and voices.
We just want to free your mind as your soul follows!
TAMBO = TAMBOR (Percussion) The Heartbeat driving music BOKA= BOCA (Mouth) The Speaker for the Heart. TAMBOKA means Speaking from the heart.
In June of 2011 TAMBOKA embarked on the journey, developing its sound and spreading its wings. Over these years, the band has faced trying times and through these strifes, they have managed to hold strong to their true purpose to interpret raw emotions through a mutual percussive passion.
By 2012, The band had cultivated a massive 11 musicians, from all corners of the globe such as Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela, México, Puerto Rico, Haiti, the U.S and even Poland. Instrumentation was also expanding using Congas, Cajon,Tambora, Sax, Trumpet, 2 Guitars, Charango, a violin, an MC and 3 female vocalists. TAMBOKA was a powerhouse of far-out flavors and eccentricity! The renaissance was begging for this group as they made appearances in Miami’s popular local venues. Fueling audiences and filling houses. Their vision was set in motion.
By 2013, with only 4 original founding members, the band took on a new sound, Gypsylatin, and eventually grew to a solid 7 members
In 2015 the band was invited to perform in the Virginia Key GrassRoots Music and Dance Festival. From 2015 through 2016 the band grinded out hard studio time, perfecting recordings in hopes to advance travel opportunities. TAMBOKA’s EP for their album Gypsy VooDoo. The album is a reflection of every experienced triumph TAMBOKA has surpassed on it’s life’s journey. Encompassing New and old friends, and enlightening the connections between each and every human animal. TAMBOKA believes that music is most genuine when it can be created and expressed with a mutual admiration for one another to keep music flowing organically. The group’s musicians have come, gone, replaced, and recycled yet their contributions are spirits that forever echo through the mind of TAMBOKA’s music. What makes this group special is by the heart work put in and the music put out. TAMBOKA views all unique energy that touches or inspires their music to be a permanent chapter of it’s life story.
Today TAMBOKA is still thriving as free spirited individuals, born from the Latin grooves of mother’s legs and the soulful jazz of your sister’s hips. Taking the spotlight to love, live, and vibe with you through the Gypsy Latin vibrations impregnated in there hands and voices.
“TAMBOKA is a spontaneous combustion of Alma y Oro! We just want to free your mind as your soul follows!” -TAMBOKA
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