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!



July's second Bossaphonik event is at The Bullingdon on Friday 21st and features Brighton's 10 piece tropical funk collective “Lakuta.”

Previously known as Kalakuta Millionaires, they previously set Bossaphonik alight back in 2011, the new incarnation of the band is a dancefloor-heavy treat of funk, Afrobeat, soul and a range of tropical dance music influences. The band is now signed to world-renowned label Tru Thoughts- an institution of leftfield dance music representing artists such as Quantic, Alice Russell, Bonobo and Omar.

Lakuta are fronted by the charisma of vocalist Siggi Mwasote from Kenya and Tanzania and backed by a multi-cultural line up from Ghana, Malaysia, Spain and the UK. A large horn section, 3 part percussion and drum section, kora, guitar, bass and vocals will take us into musical ecstacy for the soul and body!

Here's what some peolpe have said about Lakuta's most recent LP “Brothers and Sisters”

“Perfect... really love that! Amazing Afrobeat-influenced sound” Laurren Laverne, BBC6 Music

“I've been very impressed by what I've heard so far from this Brighton collective” Craig Charles

“Sounds beautiful” Snowboy (Renowned conga player/band leader/international DJ)

To learn more and watch videos of Lakuta, check their website.

Following on from the band is Bossaphonik resident DJ Dan Ofer as ever keeping the dancefloor alive til 3am with all kinds of Afro-Dance * Afrobeat * Soukous * Highlife * Latin Jazz * Brazilica * Cumbia * Latin Hip Hop * Soul Jazz * Electro Swing * Nu Jazz Bizniz!

Night: Bossaphonik
Venue: The Bullingdon (162 Cowley Road, OX4 1UE)
Band: Lakuta
DJs: Resident DJ Dan Ofer
Date: Friday 21st July
Times: 11pm – 3am, band on at 11:30pm
Price: £10 advance + £1 booking fee /
£12 on the door

Hope to see ya there!



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