The Baboons
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The Baboons

Miami, FL | Established. Jan 01, 1993 | SELF

Miami, FL | SELF
Established on Jan, 1993
Band Latin Funk


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"What the Critics have to say about The Baboons"

“The Baboons like to call their music ‘urban tribal Afro-Cuban funk-n-roll,’ but it should really be classified as ‘everything but the kitchen sink.’ From airy rockers worthy of Carlos Santana to percussive jams, their tunes incorporate a number of incongruous sounds that, under their direction and care, are collected into a harmonious whole. The Baboons make unabashedly happy music that is easy to enjoy and difficult to criticize. The quintet, led by singer Majica, has been around for a minute (its last album, Global Gumbo, was released in 2000), so it knows how to move a crowd.” - New Times Miami, 5/13/04

“A gem of a band.” – Miami Herald

“The Baboons are definitively Miami: rife with multiculturality, shirtless and shoeless sand-kicking fun, consistent unpredictability, cramped clutches of hyperactivity…What the tropically topical outfit has been doing for years is generating soul-stirring, ass-shaking music that only a birdbrain would try to pigeonhole.” – Greg Baker, Street

"Ultra-rhythmic, multicultural, eclectic… One of the city’s most promising acts." - New Times Miami

"Defies all categories…notorious…infectiously percussive" – City Link, Broward

"Diverse, stirring, and tropical as an August day on Virginia Key, Evolution is pure Miami and pure pleasure." - New Times Miami, Best of Miami 1999, "Best Album of the Past Twelve Months"

“The ‘boons have released…two CDs, but despite the merits of the recordings, particularly the masterful new release Global Gumbo, it remains their live shows that cream collective musical jeans. All this gifting locals with mad party, half spectacle, half joyful orgy live performances has grown the ‘boons in size and exuberance…” – Greg Baker, Street

- Various


The Baboons released their debut CD, Evolution, in 1999 and were also immediately honored by Miami New Times when it named Evolution Miami's "Best Album of the Past Twelve Months." Their follow-up, Global Gumbo, further explores South Florida’s unique cultural identity with a sound Street Miami called "masterful" and "fun."



Since the original line-up first took the stage in 1993, The Baboons have received numerous honors, including New Times Miami's "Best Album 1999" for their debut release Evolution, and a Florida Jammy Award for Best Worldbeat Band. The Baboons have shared the bill with Jimmy Buffet, George Clinton's P-Funk All-Stars, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Radiators, New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars, Tarika, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, and more. Festival appearances include performances at the Tobacco Road 93rd Anniversary, Alachua Harvest Music Festival, Fiesta Tropicale Mardi Gras, and the Fed Ex Orange Bowl Ultimate Tailgate Party. The Baboons have appeared on Spanish language TV show, El Mikinbin de Miami and have worked with video director Joe Massott (The Song Remains the Same.) The Baboons are currently recording their third project with Grammy-nominated producer Phil MacArthur (Ricky Martin, Nestor Torres.) Check out for a sample of their music and more information. 

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