SXSW Boston & Beyond party spotlight: Los Rumberos de Boston


This is the latest in a series of spotlights on the bands and artists participating in the 2014 Boston & Beyond party at SXSW, a collaborative effort between Berklee College of Music and Vanyaland. The party is Thursday, March 13 at Brush Square Park (409 East 5th St.) in Austin, runs from noon to 6 p.m., and is free, all-ages, and open to the public. RSVP to sxswrsvp@berklee.edu for entry.


Los Rumberos de Boston, 2:00 p.m. set time

Boston is known for its Rock N’ Roll Rumble, but now it’s starting to shake to a different beat with Los Rumberos de Boston. The trio of Mexican Bostonians won a 2013 Boston Music Award for “Best International Artist” — that’s two we got on this show, as Evolfo Doofeht won it the year prior — and now bring some Latin flavor to a familiar field in Texas.


Guitarists Lito de la Isla and Angel Cespedes and percussionist Paul Sefchovich combine a host of Latin influences with traditional styles in blues, flamenco, rock, dance, funk and reggae. A truly global act, they’ve performed in Mexico, the U.S., Latvia, Russia, and Spain, and have shared a stage with Ziggy Marley.

Fire up their track “Tu Cinturon” off the Berklee Bandcamp compilation, and get ready to dance…

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Here’s the rest of the Boston & Beyond lineup…

Air Traffic Controller

Ashley Alexander

Cask Mouse

Evolfo Doofeht

Elizabeth & the Catapult

The Field Effect

Friendly People

Charles Johnson


The Rare Occasions

Stream all the artists via the Berklee Bandcamp sampler…