StayUnico’s Pick of the Month: La Bomba de Tiempo
Every Monday, tourists and local after-work crowds start to swell at the corner of Sarmiento and Anchorena St. There’s a special energy in the air and you can start to hear some drums in the distance, in anticipation for one of BA’s most unique parties.
La Bomba de Tiempo or simply La Bomba is a percussion show that has been in the city’s DNA for over a decade. It takes place every Monday at Centro Cultural Konex and is often described as the best international party spot in the city. Think festival meets concert and toss in a real laid-back atmosphere.
The 15+ musicians behind this acclaimed band are responsible for making over 1500 people dance and jump around in each show, while the bar located in the back of this warehouse-like building sells drinks to cater all tastes and allows some mingling between the crowds while they cool down.
The event starts at 7 with a special guest handling the opening act, and lasts until 10 pm, with La Bomba taking the lead as from 8 pm. The band is proud of their improvised style and incorporates world beats including Central American and African rhythms, samba and Argentine folk beats.
This Monday-funday ritual of rhythm is held all year round, but it is best enjoyed in the warm weather, as they move the main stage to the large, graffiti-decorated courtyard area of Konex, where people from all ages and nationalities gather to live it up in what’s certainly become one of the top must-do activities in the porteño culture.
Whoever thinks Mondays are lame, we guarantee this event will change your perspective in a heartbeat. Drum-lover or not, this is something not to miss while in Buenos Aires. Come join us for a Bombastic time and stay tuned for more recommendations.
When: Every Monday from 7 pm until 10 pm
Where: Ciudad Cultural Konex, Sarmiento 3131, Abasto.
Tickets: You can get tickets online here for ARS 100 or buy directly at the venue for ARS 130.
Stay tuned for more of StayUnico’s recommendations in Buenos Aires!