BAKOOMBA + EPIZO BANGOURA - VIVID MUSIC EVENT Tickets
7:30pm, Sat 4 June, 2016
The Basement, Sydney, NSW
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Bakoomba is a ten piece band delivering Powerful Fusion Grooves - Led by the dynamic Mr Fode Mane from Senegal. Hot Afrobeats, Skanking Reggae, Bass-Slapping Funk, Cool Jazz and Raw Percussion that create a fusion of intoxicating, dance-inducing and utterly infectious music.
The band consists of musicians who have performed at major festivals (Blues and Roots Festival Byron Bay, Sydney Opera House etc) and alongside incredible artists such as Michael Franti and The Wailers. Bakoomba have also been invited to support international acts such as Maxi Priest and Katchafire.
Get ready for a hard driving rhythm section, slick horns, sassy female vocals and some seriously hot, traditional African percussion. Come and feel the fire and experience the interactive stage show that is Bakoomba - Guaranteed to ignite any dance floor - Vibrant, infectious and energetic.......
"Bakoomba opened for King Tide at The Small Ball Room in Newcastle and lit the room up with a powerful, vitally dynamic sound. The fusion and mix of genre was achieved with grace and respect to the diverse mix of styles that the band dips into. All this was achieved with finesse and consummate musicianship - giving their all and by doing so, creating an engrossing and entertaining show but above all they were a pleasure to have opened for us being a truly professional outfit." Tony Hughes - representing King Tide
"Bakoomba is VA VA VA VOOMBA !!!! An energetic, colourful and culturally spectacular show that had our audience moving, grooving and smiling through the whole show!!" Brian Lizotte - Lizottes Newcastle
+ International Artist, Epizo Bangoura
Bakoomba are proud to have a very special guest joining us at The Basement - International artist "Epizo Bangoura" - One of West Africa's leading musicians, Epizo receives critical acclaim for his clever mastery of rhythm and rare dexterity, playing not only the traditional Djembe but also Balafon (African xylophone), Kora (African Harp), Goni (African Guitar) and boundless energy as a traditional dancer. Born into a family of Griots - musicians and storytellers, keepers of their ancestral traditions and customs, Epizo immortalizes his culture through his songs, music and dance.
General Admission ticket buyers have an added option of purchasing The Basement's Plate & Glass deal on the following booking page.
The Plate & Glass meal includes one meal option with one glass of selected wine which will be made available at the Green Room Bar from the time doors open through to 10:30pm.
Plate and Glass meal and wine options are listed on the following booking page.
Dinner & Show tickets include entry, seating and 2 course meal.
Dinner & Show tickets are only available via Moshtix.
Some Dinner & Show Bookings may be on a shared table. Please let us know at the time of the booking as a special request should you prefer not to share, and subject to availability we'll do our best to accommodate your request. Note it is not possible to join ticket holders together across ticket groups (meaning A Reserve ticket holders cannot sit with B Reserve etc).
Standard and Premium Beverage Packages are available by exclusive table service to Dinner & Show Ticket Holders for 3 hours from Doors. Beverage packages are available for purchase on the following booking page. *RSA and conditions apply
DOORS OPEN AT 7.30PM
MUSIC STARTS AFTER DINNER SERVICE, AROUND 9.00PM
APPROXIMATE SET TIMES:
Dinner service 8pm - 9pm
Epizo Bangoura 9pm - 9:45pm
Bakoomba 10pm - 10:45pm
Bakoomba 11pm - 12am
SET TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FROM SHOW TO SHOW
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
When General Admission Ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door on the night.
All patrons must be over the age of 18
Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable
(applies to both Standing and Dinner sales)
Please ensure you bring photo ID as proof of age
A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. (All quoted prices include tax).
Dress is Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion. No thongs.
The Basement has very limited accessibility for patrons with disabilities, however please contact the venue to ensure there is adequate availability for you to enjoy the show comfortably and they can advise on the recommended seating options.
RESTAURANT (GREEN ROOM BAR)
RESTAURANT HOURS ARE DEPENDENT ON SHOW
Please call The Basement to confirm opening times - (02) 9251 2797
SEATING MAP FOR DINNER & SHOW BOOKINGS
Please Note: tables cannot be joined together. Please ensure everyone you intend to seat at your table is included in your booking to avoid being seated separately. Unfortunately, Dinner & Show bookings are for a minimum of 2 people.
Specific table reservation is not available for this performance. It is the venue's decision as to which table you will be allocated. Whilst the venue would love to give everyone their preferred seats, it is not always possible. We ask that you respect this decision and enjoy the performance.