Perhaps even better than their debut American release, Arepa 3000
proves that los Amigos Invisibles
have an unlimited number of musical rabbits to pull out of their hats. This band from Venezuela manages to infuse all of their songs with a funky Latin flavor while tromping through swanky lounges, disco halls, and the occasional horse race. Named after a common Venezuelan food, this band serves up a tasty buffet of sound. It's no wonder they've found themselves on David Byrne
's prestigious world label Luaka Bop, which seems to find the best music, regardless of ethnic markings, from around the world.