The Colombian musician Mario Galeano of Frente Cumbiero and the London-based producer Will Holland AKA Quantic joined forces to produce the project Ondatrópica, which seeks to investigate the most conclusive tropical sounds of Colombia. This lead to the formation of a band represented Colombia and London in July 2012.
About Baile Bucanero (album):
In October 2015, after recording in Bogotá with local heavyweights, the core of Ondatrópica made the trip to Old Providence where work continued on the album you now hold in your hands. The Midnight Dream Theatre recording studio was our home; bushy rum fuelled the long sessions and let loose the dialogues between Calypso and Gaita, Accordion and Lapsteel, Clave and Mandolin, even synthesizer and a horse’s jaw bone. Between the two locations a total of 35 musicians were recorded, and in true tradition of the Onda style, all came from very different backgrounds, musical styles and age groups. A group of musicians transformed into buccaneers, raising a toast to their treasure: melodies and grooves.