Once again this year’s ACL Fest was light on Latino presence, but heavy on quality when it came to the three Latin bands the festival promoters did book. All three bands were bands that rarely perform in Austin, and two were internationally based. The Latin bands that performed Saturday included Costa Rican tropical funk band Sonambulo, the colorful Venezuelan indie-punk band La Vida Bohème and Brooklyn-based Afrobeat band Antibalas.
Judging by the response of the mostly non-Latino crowd to these three bands, it seems that the two weekend event in 2013 should have more Latin flavor added to the mix. It would make an already musically diverse and enjoyable festival more lively, especially given our Latino population here in Texas. Austin Vida staff photographer Mari Hernández was at the festival to capture live photos of all the action.