Summer of Cumbia is a band and album, but it is also a time and place. SOC is a short slice into life in Culver City, CA from June 1, 2009 to August 3, 2009. Nine weeks of Summer of Cumbia now brings the feel of Southern California summer all year round all over the world.
The Summer of Cumbia began at the end of May 2009 when El Sabroso declared to his Brother-In-Law, El Mero Mero, that "This was the summer of cumbia". They quickly drafted Trixie, El Mero Mero's wife and El Sabroso's sister, and began working earnestly on the Summer of Cumbia album with one simple mantra: Keep it stupid, Stupid. Have a good time and don't stress about anything. Take the path of least resistance and just enjoy the flow. It's about love, dancing and enjoyment. Don't over think it, don't over analyze it. It is what it is: English, Spanish, French; Cumbia, Rock, Reggae, Disco, Blues, Rap, experimental. free style; familia, cultura, arte; American, Mexican, Chicano, Californian, Angelino.
The Summer of Cumbia was a way for a family to get together and, in these tough economic times, have low-cost, fun at home by making art and culture that is meant to be shared. If you enjoy Summer of Cumbia, then it is meant for you. Enjoy it freely. Pass it on if you like, or enjoy it in any way you see fit.