El Laberinto del Coco is a dynamic and vibrant Bomba Fusion band hailing from Puerto Rico. Combining traditional Afro-Puerto Rican rhythms with contemporary musical elements, they have become a prominent force in the global music scene. El Laberinto del Coco has captivated audiences worldwide with electrifying performances and innovative approach. And this weekend, you can see them live at Iowa’s Latino Heritage Festival in Downtown Des Moines.
Formed in 2017, El Laberinto del Coco comprises a group of highly skilled musicians and percussionists deeply rooted in Puerto Rican culture. El Laberinto del Coco, which translates “The Labyrinth of the Mind,” reflects their mission to explore and push the boundaries of traditional Bomba music while staying true to its essence.
Led by the visionary musical director Hector”Coco”Barez, El Laberinto del Coco incorporates a diverse range of traditional instruments such as barriles, cuá, maraca, creating a rich and intoxicating sonic tapestry. Their fusion style seamlessly integrates elements of jazz, funk, reggae, and Latin rhythms, resulting in a unique and infectious sound that appeals to a wide audience.
Since their inception, El Laberinto del Coco has released a critically acclaimed album El Laberinto del Coco garnering widespread praise and earning them a devoted fan base. They have performed at prestigious venues and festivals around the world, sharing their music and spreading the vibrant spirit of Bomba Fusion.
With their unmatched energy, exceptional musicianship, and commitment to cultural preservation, El Laberinto del Coco continues to redefine and elevate the genre of Bomba music, leaving an indelible mark on the contemporary music landscape.
El Laberinto del Coco will perform live on Saturday September 23 at 6:30 pm at the Latino Heritage Festival in Western Gateway Park Downtown Des Moines. For more information, visit the Festival’s Facebook Page.