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Anti-War Peace Rally in Hollywood music by BUYEPONGO ft Eduardo Arenas (Chicano Batman)

Posted in Chicano Batman BARDO, Critics News, L.A. events, photography, The crew, videos on March 22, 2010 by Listen Recovery

It was a somewhat “sunny day” in Hollyweird, the streets from Orange to Highland were blocked off due to the PEACE RALLY and ANTI WAR. KPFK was present at the gathering, along with some veterans who wanted to share some of their pain and dis-illusion for our government… Some tears dropped during the speech as well as first in the air.  Buyepongo performed right after the 1st speeches from the organization putting the event Bardo Martinez Quintero, Edgar Modesto, Carlos Diaz, Kevin Linares and Rich Spirit (cowbell covering for Wil Carrillo for the 1st song) and also Eduardo Arenas (from Chicano Batman covering for Randy Modesto who worked that day). Thanks to Eduardo Arenas, “You killed it hermano!”.  The time was 2:35pm and Buyepongo’s 2nd set was to start after the last speeches by the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars Veterans. It was very intense speeches.

The Band as always delivered their sound and energy with all the people who stayed to enjoy the solidarity… From youth to grandparents to a waiving Venezuelan flag to Shrek and Goofy dancing in the middle of Hollywood Blvd right across from the Chinese Theater.  It was a weird but fun location for such a rally and performance.  The Band enjoyed them self as the crowd dance to their beat.  Here are the flix. Enjoy as well…

Download LA YUCA mp3

Carlitos Diaz “Charly” on the drum

el negro Garifuna, Kevin Linares “Ahmaq” on the drum

Eduardo Arenas (Chicano Batman) special guest musician on the bass guitar

Buyepongo with guest Eduardo Arenas & Rich Spirit

Kevin Linares

Roberto Josh Navarro arrives at 2:55 for our 3:15 set after the veteran’s speeches.

Wil Carrillo also arrives

BUYEPONGO / PACHAMAMA / SISTER ROGER / MAS EXITOS “Kernel Popin'” March 13 (photos + video)

Posted in photography, The crew, videos on March 14, 2010 by Listen Recovery

PANAMA w Crowd. March 13th SEÑOR FISH

DYNAMICS of a BAND. “Making a song” sang by Kevin “Ahmaq” Linares music by BUYEPONGO

Posted in photography, practice shoots, The crew, videos on March 14, 2010 by Listen Recovery

Bardo Martinez Quintero aka Landero Jr (house/estates, La Mirada CA)

The realest and rootest sound of BUYEPONGO is made like this… It takes a DYNAMIC to create and unite 7 talented souls in one room…


MUEVELO! recap photos by Listen Recovery

Posted in Muevelo!, photography, The crew on February 15, 2010 by Listen Recovery

We drove through Santa Monica Bvld. to end up at Palms Bar, where Dj Mando Fever and Dj ToneArm are residents at MUEVELO! a night on the 2nd Sat. of the Month. Bringing the dance fever from Cumbias to House tunes.  On Feb 13th Valentine’s eve the Band was invited to performed a set and give a taste to some of our closes friends and devoted fans who have supported us since day one.  Listen Recovery & Buyepongo arrived in formally fashion around 9:30pm to start the set up and feel the crowd.  Some good greens were burned in the air as we all arrived in the parking lot on Santa Monica Blvd.  As always the guys ‘killed it’, giving a 1:20 min. set full of originals and a few A. Landero and Lizandro Mesa tracks with the Buyepongo twist, here are the flix… ASI NO’ MA’… Buyecero!!!

Rich Spirit, Ed “Meztli” Modesto, Carlos “Charly” Diaz (r-l)

El Profesor & Charly (El profesor is by far one of our most loyal fans, for reals)

LA FIEBRE! “dj Mando Fever”

“El Siames” (Honner & Panther) by Bardo Martinez (inside joke)


This two dudes be packin’ heat when djn…

Kevin “Ahmaq” Linares, Wilfredo “Wil” Carrillo and Roberto “Josh” Navarro

blood, SWEAT but no tears! / Mucha Verraquera!

Recording in SAN JOSE, CA. “Lo Que Quiero”

Posted in diary, photography, The crew, Travels / Trips, videos on January 29, 2010 by Listen Recovery


Posted in Buyepongo x Listen Recovery, Events, L.A. events, photography, The crew on January 16, 2010 by Listen Recovery


Posted in photography, The crew, Travels / Trips, Up North events on December 20, 2009 by Listen Recovery



Posted in photography, The crew, Travels / Trips, Up North events on December 20, 2009 by Listen Recovery


KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez “Quotes about Buyepongo”

Posted in Critics News, on the Radio, The crew on December 18, 2009 by Listen Recovery

KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez

says they are “one of the most amazing live, young, vibrant cumbia bands in Los Angeles.” They keep in the tradition of cumbia and also know how to keep a dance floor moving! They’ll be playing on New Year’s Eve at the Rhythm Lounge in Long Beach.

The Crew: from photoshoot #1

Posted in photography, The crew on December 6, 2009 by Listen Recovery

Bardo Quintero Martinez: Main Vocals & Accordeon

Carlos Diaz: Percussion & Vocals

Kevin Linares: Percussion & Vocals

Randy “El Ruso” Modesto: Bass Guitar & Vocals

Edgar “Mextli” Modesto: Guacharaca & Vocals

Wilfredo “Willy” Carrillo: Cowbell & Vocals

Roberto “Josh” Navarro: Percussion / African Percussion & Clave