Taboo Bambu has got just what you need to keep warm as the temperatures outside start to drop: tropical Latin pop complete with irresistible rhythms catchy melodies and a sound that’s “calidoso.” That is… calido + sabroso (hot and tasty), which also happens to be the name of the duo’s CD. Taboo Bambu released Calidoso this past July on Bayahibe Music, the same company that has produced tracks and remixes for artists like Ricky Martin, Thalía, Cabas, Shakira and Carlos Ponce.
Paolo and Josué, Dominican and Venezuelan respectively, have been making music their whole lives. Both come from musical families and grew up singing alongside their friends and relatives (some of whom had industry experience.) Currently based in Miami, their sound is filled with “Afro-Antillean and Caribbean” elements, salsa and, of course, some modern pop sensibility.
The video for their first single, “Todavía,” is guaranteed to make you wish you were hanging out in the tropics. If you happen to already be there, it’s guaranteed to make you wish you were hanging out with Taboo Bambu. While the darkening October skies look a little threatening, this song could keep the rain away any day of the week.