Perhaps the band knows best how to describe its upbeat, energetic, feel good vibe. And even the musicians seem to just be making words up. They call themselves Miami's Original Afro-Cuban Funk-n-Roll Band. Well, I'm gonna call myself a festizio. There, see? I can make up words too. Still, the Baboons may well be on to something. Among the varied influences going into their sonic goodness, all of the aforementioned are undeniably present, tugging and teasing audiences with their infectious rhythms.
In case you missed them Upstairs at the Van Dyke over the weekend, have no fear. The Baboons continue celebrating 16 years of monkeying around and their return from a 20-month hiatus with a live performance at the Hollywood Beach Bandshell on the 23rd.
The Baboons play the Hollywood Beach Bandshell on the boardwalk at Johnson Street on Friday, October 23 at 7pm. There's no charge, but they do suggest bringing the kids. That's up to you...I don't think they'll notice if you don't.