Buyepongo

with LA DIABLA

Ages 18 and up
Saturday, December 18
Doors: 7:30pm | Show: 8pm
$15

The Paramount LA presents TROPICAL WONDERLAND w/ Buyepongo & La Diabla.
plus DJ Sizzle Fantastic of Cumbiatón

with a Holiday Marketplace featuring: Nectar Azul, Kalli Arte, Cultivarte.

18 & Over.  Doors at 7:30pm

TICKETS ON SALE  11/11 AT 10AM

COVID GUIDELINES
The Paramount LA requires that all persons entering the building for a ticketed show, provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the show. This applies to all ticket holders.

Attendees will also be required to wear a mask, should any indoor mask mandates be in effect by either the City or State at the time of the show.


Buyepongo is a classic story of friends coming together out of their passion for creating, learning, and playing music. From back yard barbecues to late night garage jam sessions. These friends found themselves improvising hours on end utilizing all their musical influences. So in-tuned with one another the idea of forming a band was a natural progression. Growing up as young Latinos in Southern California, Buyepongo were not only exposed to the music of their culture, they were also exposed to music of the time. From sample driven underground hip-hop to classic reggae to jazz and funk. Buyepongo have explored many worlds of rhythm and sound. "It's a heavy sound but without the distortion. It's got a gritty beat but without the vinyl sample, it's got that classic feel but with a modern twist", states a loyal fan. With deep roots in South and Central America, Buyepongo draw heavily from the Latino musical culture. Taking their cues from traditional "roots" music of Colombia, Haiti, Belize, Honduras and the Dominican Republic. Buyepongo create a very vibrant polyrhythmic sound by seamlessly fusing merengue, punta, and cumbia. The group's pulse and power is built around the drum and guacharaca (pronounced: wah cha rah ca) giving them an upbeat tropical flare. Some members have traveled to other countries to study with musical legends. Other members have been schooled in a traditional setting. Buyepongo as a whole contribute years of rigorous practice and dedication to their musicianship. They have taken all their influences and carefully honed in on their craft. Staying true to their mission of making the world dance, Buyepongo released a self-produced limited edition 4 song EP. The cover art features a lino cut design that makes for a treasured collectable. The group's first official single, "Pa' Belize" saw distribution in Europe, United States, and Japan in October 2011. Buyepongo is now in the final stages of production for their full-length debut album Todo Mundo. The debut is slated for a Fall 2015 release. The group has shared the stage with both local and international touring acts including; Quantic (UK), Ondatropica(Colombia), Ozomatli(US), Booker T(US), Celso Piña(Mexico), Os Mutantes(Brazil), Sister Nancy(Jamaica), Dead Prez(US), Cut Chemist(US), Beatnuts(US), Sharon Jones and the Keystones(US), Antibalas(US) and Punta Cartel(Honduras). Buyepongo is an infectious sonic explosion of blaring horns and syncopated accordion licks. Tight booming bass lines transcend you from the inner city, to a sunny island surrounded by a blue ocean. Your soul then succumbs to the slaps of the conga as you become hypnotized by the melodious harmonies being sung. You are now in a tropical haven. Get Ready To Dance!
La Diabla - Los O.G. Cumbiamberos en TJ La Diabla tiene cumbiando desde antes que era "cool." Proyecto alterno de la reconocida banda basada en TJ "Koñorteño" surge alrededor del año 2000 despues de varios viajes a la ciudad de Monterrey N.L. donde se empaparon de la rica musica y cultura de colombia que prevalecia en una subcultura peculiar y poco conocida de los "Colombias." Inspirados con la magia y poder de ese sonido lo llevaron a Tijuana donde son los primeros en hacer sonar las congas, caja, guacharaca, soltando el ritmo base para la melodia de el acordeon y asi armando la fiesta de imediato sin importar el lugar. se ha sabido que derrepente suenan sus parrandas espontaneas en plazas publicas por todo el pais, apareciendo y desapareciendo misteriosamente. La Diabla ha tenido una evolucion, desde que tubo su primer retoño en el 2008, El Hijo de La Diabla proyecto Electronico de Ivan Rodriguez, otro de los Koñorteño, en algunas ocaciones acompañando a EHDLD, de ahi surgio la inquietud de componer musica original, inclinandose por la electronica, HipHop, tropical, tribal, pero siempre con su base de Cumbia y Vallenato. un ejemplo de esta fusion es la cancion Pico Selector de NPO donde colaboro Adrian Rodriguez acordeonista de Koñorteño/La Diabla. El nombre vino de un disco en vivo de Celso Piña pirata donde repetidamente le mandaba saudos a "la Diabla de la Mixcoac" costubre comun entre los Cholombianos. Originalmente por haber escuchado mal el grupo se llamo La Diabla de la Vizcoac, pero termino recortandose a solo La Diabla. Con lirica fuerte y agresiva, o romantica y alegre, hasta lo obscuro y macabro tiene algo para todos los gustos y siempre bailable. Es como si se juntara Andres Landero con NWA, pero con mascaras, La sonora dinamita meets daft punk, o simplemente clasicos de la tropa colombiana. La Diabla esta aqui pa' que no te quedes sentado y al que no le guste que se haga pa' un lado Biatch!