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Bakoomba @ Leadbelly

  • Leadbelly 42 King Street Newtown, NSW, 2042 Australia (map)

BAKOOMBA – nine piece – powerhouse fusion – hot afrobeats

Skankin' reggae, 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 2016 as part of their Live Music Program and are back again to add some Afro-fusion in 2018! That band have supported international artists such as Maxi Priest (UK), Katchafire (NZ), JBoog (LA) and have performed at a number of leading Australian festivals, events and venues. 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 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...

Earlier Event: 18 March
Carnival of Cultures
Later Event: 4 August
Bakoomba in Katoomba