Bakoomba - Powerhouse Afro-Fusion - Vivid Sydney

Bakoomba - Powerhouse Afro-Fusion - Vivid Sydney Tickets

6:00pm, Sat 9 June, 2018
Leadbelly, NSW

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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 Festival 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 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...


"Bakoomba dished up an amazing set...Powerful, uplifting fusion music. Loved having them open for Katchafire. I highly recommend Bakoomba to heat up any venue or music festival - go check them out!" - Mikki - Lion House Music (International Reggae Promotor - Marley family, Katchafire, Jboog, Third World, Blue King Brown etc)

"Bakoomba were part of the Vivid Sydney Festival Live Music Program in 2016 and absolutely raised the roof to a packed house at the Basement. ABC Radio National have also expressed interest in doing a "Live At The Basement" recording with the band. With tight, bold, experimental styles, a clever fusion of genres, some percussion soaked grooves and half the audience ending up on stage....there is no doubt that Bakoomba captivates a crowd. Unique, polished and professional and much loved at The Basement" Nathan Farrell Entertainment - The Basement Sydney

"Bakoomba totally rocked their set at Subsonic Festival! They delivered some serious old school Afro-funk, killer dance grooves that the crowds and festival staff totally ate up - just a dynamic band with a huge energy, stage presence and sound. Recommend them for any festival stage" - Scott Commens - Subsonic Festival

"Bakoomba is VA VA VA VOOMBA !!!! An energetic, colourful and spectacular show that had our audience moving, grooving and smiling through the whole show!!" - Brian Lizotte - Lizottes Newcastle



 This is an 18+ event. 



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Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable
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Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise.
All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies.
Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport
(Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID). 
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No thongs or steel cap boots.
Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.
Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.

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