Bossaphonik is firmly established as Oxford's hub for live jazz-dance and world-dance.

Established in October 2004 by Dan Ofer and Gil Karpas, it has blossomed into a celebratory night and has played host to 100 great bands.

It has become something of a movement and community of people passionate about quality of live music, and of course, dancing the night away.

So come on down to The Cellar on any first Friday of the month and The Bullingdon on alternate months. Chill with your friends for the first hour while the DJs play nourishing music for the mind and soul, experience the energy of a wicked live band, then dance your socks off to the most tasteful global beats till the early hours!


Friday 7th June @ East Oxford Community Centre

** Now starting at 8pm,
band on at 9pm **

featuring Dele Sosimi

For June’s Bossaphonik event at the East Oxford Community Centre we have a superb collaborative project of two top previous Bossaphonik bands. Ex-Fela Kuti keyboardist and UK Afrobeat ambassador Dele Sosimi with multi-cultural sensations Lokkhi Terra, known for their effortless blend of Bangla-folk with Cuban and funk grooves.

This project is called CubAfrobeat and explores the Cuban links with the favourite music of many of these musicians – Afrobeat. The band manage to make the fusion appear seemless through the synergies existing between Afro-Cuban and Yoruban-Nigerian music and language. To represent Afrobeat, there is no one better here in the UK than Dele Sosimi – band member with cultural legend and musical pioneer Fela Kuti and later a musical director for Fela’s son, Femi Kuti and The Positive Force band. CubAfrobeat will be featuring as a high energy 9 piece collective featuring many of London’s top Cuban musicians. They have played in bands with the likes of Ibrahim Ferrer (Buena Vista Social Club), Ska Cubano, Ariwo and also Bellowhead and Kyle Eastwood.

This will be a dazzling cross-Atlantic party with a true all-star cast. Havana meets Lagos in London. A Cuban-Afrobeat-Experience. CUBAFROBEAT.

Check out a short promo video

 And some footage from a gig

Following on from the band is a Bossaphonik club session til 2am. DJ Bossaphonik Dan spins -

Afrobeat * Latin rhythms * Global Grooves * Future Soul * Nu Jazz Bizniz!

Bossaphonik featuring CubAfrobeat at East Oxford Community Centre

Friday 7th June 9pm – 2am. Band on at 10pm

£10 adv ( / £11 before 10pm / £12

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Dele Sosimi
Dele Sosimi

Madness of King Georgesqueezin' the klezmer


Azhar Saffar - Sirius B

Brassroots in full swing

fun lovin' fandangoists

Balkan Mayhem - The Destroyers

flaunting flautist!

Inemo Samiama from
The London Afrobeat Collective

Bossa Crowd
bossa crowd