Special Musical Performance
The multi-talented and exceptionally stylish Jaime Gomez, also known to his band mates and fans as “Taboo” is not just a member of the global chart topping sensation, The Black Eyed Peas, but also an accomplished dancer, actor, author, shoe designer, philanthropist and a global DJ sensation.
Born in East Los Angeles, Taboo followed his dream of being an entertainer and rose from humble beginnings to unimaginable success.
The fates aligned in 1995 when Taboo was introduced to his fellow band mates will.i.am and apl.de.ap at a break dancing club in LA. The trio formed a friendship that would later evolve into a group that called themselves “The Black Eyed Peas”, as they felt their music was “food for the soul”.
In 2003, vocalist Fergie joined the group and they released the breakout album Elephunk launching The Black Eyed Peas into superstardom. Monkey Business, their fourth album followed with more global hits such as “Don’t Phunk With My Heart” and “ My Humps”. With their fifth album debuting at the top of the charts, “The E.N.D.” has broken several Billboard records, with singles like “Boom Boom Pow” and “I gotta feelin” staying at #1 for over 27 weeks. In November 2010, they released their sixth album “The Beginning”. In February 2011, the group had the honor of performing at the Superbowl XLV halftime show, solidifying them as one of the biggest acts in music history. Taboo also has the distinction of being the first Mexican-American to headline the Superbowl halftime show. Having sold over a staggering 55 million albums worldwide, the Grammy-award winners have brought their enigmatic fusion of pop, hip - hop and dance music to a huge global audience.
Taboo has been a driving force with unique style and energy, which comes across on or off the stage. For the past few years, his solo work has taken him all over the world. He has played sold out shows in Latin America, Asia and Europe. His most recent single “Zumbao” an eclectic song tying him to his Latin roots was a top charting hit in the US and the impressive video garnered hundreds of thousands of views. He is currently working on releasing his second single during the fall.