In 2008, eight young musicians from Bologna decided to embark on a new musical adventure. They called it Rumba de Bodas. Equipped with only a caravan and a few tents they left, determined to discover Europe, to explode on international stages and to leave behind them a lasting impression. They drag Latin Vibes, Funk, Swing and Ska into their music - groovy sounds which you can't help but dance to.
Ten years later, they’re able to look back on many tours throughout the whole of Europe, tours which have let their music grow from year to year and have allowed them to leave their mark on numerous countries.
Some of their highlights include concerts at diverse festivals (Boomtown Fair at Fusion Festival, Edinburgh Jazzfestival, Cous Cous Festival, Ireland Festival and Montreaux Jazzfestival) and their albums Just Married (2012) and Karnaval Fou (2014) have been bought over 8,000 times. Their new record, Super Power (Irma Records), has been on the market since March 2018 and hit song Freaky Funky already has over 15,000 hits.
The perfect post-Carnival shot. The exuberant cabaret-swing of Rumba da Bodas returns after a series of sell out shows last year. Starting life as a loose collective in the backstreet music bars of Bologna, Italy, they fuse Latin, Ska, Balkan and Swing ideas into an ever-changing musical mix.
— The List Edinburgh