La Vida Boheme: “La Vida Mejor”

All this week, the Song of the Day will feature artists performing at this Saturday’s Pachanga Fest

In a short amount of time, La Vida Boheme has burst out of Venezuela. Formed in Caracas in 2006, the group has been nominated three times for a Latin Grammy, and their 2013 album, Será, captured the Best Rock Album honor. But “rock” doesn’t quite capture La Vida Boheme’s inventive aesthetic. Mixing Latin sounds with dance, electro, punk, and funk, the band sets its politics to a steady beat. They don’t subscribe to one sound or one political party. Instead, the band wants to appeal to all of Latin America with a hopeful message–Será, after all, means “it will be.”

Album standout “La Vida Mejor” is like a crash-course in musical diffusion, starting out with a playful, almost tropical guitar riff before exploding into horns, percussion, and rich multi-part harmonies. La Vida Boheme is riding a wave of goodwill and critical acclaim even as their home country remains fractured. If you can’t make it out to Pachanga, catch them live in Studio 1A on Friday at 2:30pm with Michael Crockett.

Catch La Vida Boheme on the MetroPCS Hierba stage at 6:25pm.

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