Buyepongo came together initially as together as friends playing punk and hip hop music in high school. After graduation, co-founder Edgar Modesto and a few friends went on a backpacking trip through Belize and Guatemala where they encountered Afro-Caribbean sounds of the region’s Garifuna culture. The band re-coalesced and took the Garifuna music and added LA to funk create a new style of music. They have shared the stage with bands from a diverse range of styles including Quantic, Ozomatli, Booker T, Sister Nancy, Dead Prez, Cut Chemist, Beatnuts, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings to name a few. Their new album, Todo Mundo, is out now.