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Buyepongo vs Quitapenas

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In celebration of Mexican Independence and Latin History Month, Buyepongo and Quitapenas take the stage to engage in competitive back-to-back battle of the bands.

The name Buyepongo which translates “to provide a ruckus,” which certainly describes the scene on the dance floors of Los Angeles whenever the band launches into its dizzyingly energetic, instantly infectious rhythms. But it also describes Buyepongo’s riotous mash-up of influences, which absorbs hip-hop, punk, funk, and jazz sounds into a delirious tropical blend of styles from across the Latin American diaspora. Like its name, the band is part hybrid, part invention, something untranslatable that nevertheless perfectly captures its uniquely vibrant spirit.

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