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BAKOOMBA

Nine piece - Powerhouse Fusion - Hot Afrobeats, Skankin' Reggae, Bass-Slapping Old School Funk, Cool Jazz and Raw Percussion

Intoxicating, dance-inducing and utterly infectious grooves, Bakoomba consists of a driving rhythm section, slick horns, sassy female vocals and percussion all lead by the colourful and dynamic Mr Fode Mane from Senegal.

Bakoomba were chosen for Vivid Sydney Festival 2016 as part of their Live Music Program, have supported international artists such as Maxi Priest (UK), Katchafire (NZ), JBoog (LA) and have performed at a number of leading festivals, events and venues including Subsonic Festival, Wollombi Festival, Bitter and Twisted Festival, McLeay River Festival, Carnivale and more - The Basement, Lizottes, Camelot Lounge etc. Fode Mane left Senegal featuring in a performance group that toured the globe before calling Australia home. The rest of the line up are a group of established musicians who have been performing for years at major Australian Music Festivals such as Bluesfest Byron Bay, Peats Ridge Festival, Woodford Folk Festival etc and have shared the stage with artists such as The Wailers and Michael Franti.

Bakoomba take you on a musical journey with an effortless blend of genres, adventurous styles, tight and dynamic arrangements and incredible solos that build into a powerful wall of solid Afro-Funk Fusion. Come and experience the cool fire of Bakoomba.