Austin-based Afro-Latin fusionists Cilantro Boombox have a lot to celebrate these days. The big news for the group is that The City of Austin has declared May 1, 2014, as “Cilantro Boombox Day.” It is at City Hall that day that the group will perform a song for Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell and council members in the council chambers before receiving a Proclamation. Those in Austin will be able to watch the performance live on ATXN.
Cilantro Boombox is the musical brainchild of Venezuelan bassist/DJ/producer Félix Pacheco and saxophonist/flutist Joe Woullard (Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Hard Proof). Four years after first coming together, the group has evolved into an eight-piece band that skillfully fuses elements of Afrobeat, rock, disco, funk, and hip-hop. They released their their self-titled debut album in 2012 and have opened for Café Tacvba, Los Amigos Invisibles and Nickodemus.
Listen to the new single “Fears Away” from Cilantro Boombox below.