La Payara is a project spear-headed by Colombian producer Claudio Tantimonaco. Heavily influenced by artists that mesh traditional sounds with electronic beats (like Dengue Dengue Dengue, Nicola Cruz and El Remolon), La Payara fuse folklorica, with psychedelia and cumbia.
Having seen Claudio DJ at a party, the lead singer from Colombia’s most successful alternative act, grammy and latin-grammy nominated Bomba Estéreo, immediately invited him to play at their Caribbean beach festival (Esteréo Beach) to 3000 people. Since then La Payara have gone from strength to strength from playing the club circuit in Colombia to supporting Bomba Estéreo and sharing a line-up with the likes of Nicola Cruz, Ghetto Kumbé, El Leopardo, Slip & Die and Mitú.
They were invited to play a live set on Redlight Radio and were included in Sounds and Colours ‘New Colombian Bands That You Need To Hear’.