World Music Supergroup Bokanté Tackle Complex Social Problems Via The “Sound Of Blues From Mississippi To Senegal”, Watch Vid For New Song “O La” Via WBGO

WBGO has the premiere of “O La,” the new single from Bokanté, whose debut album Strange Circles will be out June 9th via GroundUP Music.  Watch the video here.

Made up of eight musicians from four continents, and led by Snarky Puppy’s Michael League, WBGO says “Bokanté takes on many of today’s complex social problems — colonization, religious extremism, immigration — with the sound of blues from Mississippi to Senegal.”

Rich in the sound of both delta and desert (with some Zeppelin thrown in), the unusual but evocative instrumentation blends musical worlds to convey an urgent message of social awareness against the rising tide of exclusion and human indifference.

The band will head out on a major international tour this summer, including stops at Montreal Jazz, High Sierra, North Sea Jazz, Womad and Newport Jazz festivals. Current tour dates below.

Bokanté is:

Malika Tirolien - vocals

Jamey Haddad (Paul Simon, Sting) - percussion

André Ferrari (Väsen) - percussion

Keita Ogawa (Banda Magda, Yo-Yo Ma, Snarky Puppy)  - percussion

Chris McQueen (Snarky Puppy) - guitar

Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy) - guitar

Roosevelt Collier (Lee Boys, Karl Denson) - lap and pedal steel guitars

Michael League (Snarky Puppy) - baritone guitar and bass

 

Bokanté – 2017 Summer Tour Dates

June 16 – SFJazz – San Francisco, CA

June 17 – Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX

June 18 – Antone’s – Austin, TX

June 19 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA

June 20 – New Mountain – Asheville, NC

June 21 – Jefferson Center – Roanoke, VA

June 22 – The Hamilton Live – Washington, DC

June 23 – Jazz Winnipeg @ West End Cultural – Winnipeg, MB

June 24 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA

June 25 – National Sawdust – Brooklyn, NY

June 27 – Vancouver Int. Jazz Fest @ Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC

June 29 – Montreal Jazz Fest @ Club Soda – Montreal, QC

July 1 – Red Rocks – Morrison, CO

July 2 – High Sierra Music Festival – Quincy, CA

July 3 – Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival – Portland, OR

July 6 – Manchester International Festival – Manchester, EN

July 7 – Union Chapel – London, EN

July 8 – North Sea Jazz Festival – Rotterdam, NL

July 10 – Jazzopen – Stuttgart, DE

July 12 – Burg Wilhelmstein – Würselen, DE

July 13 – Real Jardín Botánico Alfonso XIII – Madrid, SP

July 18 – Quasimodo – Berlin, DE

July 19 – Istanbul Jazz Festival – Istanbul, TR

July 20 – Giardino Triennale – Milan, IT

July 22 – Festival Locus – Bari, IT

July 23 – Casa Del Jazz Festival – Rome, IT

July 25 – Empoli Jazz Festival – Empoli, IT

July 25 – Fano Jazz By The Sea – Fano, IT

July 28 – Cambridge Folk Festival @ Cherry Hinton Hall – Cambridge, UK

July 29 – WOMAD @ Charlton Park – Wiltshire, UK

Aug 6 – Newport Jazz Festival – Newport, RI

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For more information on Bokanté, please contact Rob Krauser at REK Room Media, 917.703.8361 or rob@rekroommedia.com.

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