A play on the phrase,
‘no mas balas’ in Spanish,
(no more bullets),
Numasbala embody the sound of diverse community,
joyful noise & strength in numbers.
Reggae dub bass, slinky afro-funk guitars, rebel lyrics, vocal harmonies,
& funky horns galore,
are this band’s mainstay.
Imagine if Carnivál were happening in outer-space....
Having travelled to over 2 dozen countries,
& earned a degree in Music Composition from Berklee Music College,
bandleader, Fabio formed Numasbala in Boston in 2011,
then relocated to New York City,
ultimately returning to settle in his native city of Bogotá, Colombia.
Fabio is the spiritual student of musical masters from Bob Marley to Celia Cruz.
From The Clash to Sun Ra.
His power lies in his ability to bring together people from around the globe,
& together craft a musical vision that is greater than the sum of its parts.
This is a band that will groove you with sweaty reggae dub,
then rip through a 2 minute punk song,
and then, without warning,
transform into a Latin Funk Mothership ready to get your hips shaking,
and lift your spirits up to the cosmos!
Claiming their own brand of music as Sacudón (‘the shake’),
Numasbala want to tickle your funky bone,
& get you out on the dance floor.
Bring a friend with you, they’ll thank you for it.
- Ed - Fractal Caravan