Eduardo Martínez Arvilla was born in Cartagena, Colombia. Immersed in Afro-Colombian drumming since he was a young boy, Eduardo is a current Master Artist for Alliance for California Traditional Arts.
Born into working-class Los Angeles communities, La Chamba amplifies the realities that make them who they are by adding a rhythm to the daily bustle of life.
Viento Callejero represents the newest incarnation of the cumbia movement in Los Angeles, breaking down the rhythmic and melodic pulse of cumbia Colombiana, son montuno, merengue, reggae, dance hall, funk, and rock to create a fresh sound with a new twist that is infectious to the listeners ears, hips and feet.
Taking their cues from traditional roots music of Colombia, Haiti, Belize, Honduras and the Dominican Republic, Buyepongo create a vibrant sound that seamlessly fuses merengue, punta and cumbia. The group's pulse and power is built around the drum and guacharaca which giving them an upbeat flare.