Superfónicos is Colombian Funk. Better yet, it is Caríbe Soul…fed by the Indigenous and African roots of the band’s Colombian heritage, telegraphing a politics of peace and unity from the stage to your ears. They only ask that you dance toward a place in your mind beyond struggle and strife.
Superfónicos was founded by bassist Nicolás Sanchez, guitarists Erick Bohorquez and Andres Villegas, and percussionist Daniel Sanchez, as a way of honoring their Colombian roots through musical exploration. That core group began honing the band’s unique sound in late night jam sessions, during their time away from their other projects, and quickly became the main focus of all those involved. In 2016, gaitero and vocalist Jaime Ospina relocated from Colombia to Austin, where he met and instantly connected with the group. Through the years, the group has grown to include Zumbi Richards on trombone and bombardino (euphonium), Nicholas Tozzo on congas, tambor alegre and percussion and Evan Marley Hegarty on keyboards.