Bomba Estéreo have released the new track “Conexion Total.” A collaboration with Nigerian star Yemi Alade, it’s part of the new three-song EP Tierra that’s out now. Tierra is the latest in a collection of EP releases that will be compiled onto Deja, the group’s new album that’s due out on September 10 (via Sony US Latin). Hear Tierra below.

“Collaborating with Yemi is a huge honor for us,” Bomba Estéreo founder Simon Mejia said in a statement. “Since we started, our music has been deeply inspired by Africa in all senses. Colombia’s folk music owes a lot to the mother continent, that powerful mix of African drums and marimbas, with indigenous flutes and chants is the base of the incredible soundscape of this country. Yemi is a great artist and has an amazing voice. We’re really happy to keep on extending the cultural and ancestral ties that bond Africa with South America.”

“I was very excited when Bomba Estéreo contacted us,” Alade added. “For real, the collaborations between Africa and Latin America are too few, and one can say almost non-existent. I immediately accepted, I was blown away by the idea of exporting my African urban culture to the Latin world and promoting Latin American culture in Africa. It’s like a homecoming. This type of experience is unique and shows us how music knows no borders.”


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