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 2nd February @ The Cellar

Dj Cal Jeder Movimientos and DJ GIles Bossaphonik Jan 2017

The first full Bosssaphonik with a renowned band followed by a global beats club session of the year is happening this coming Friday 2nd February, now at The Cellar.

One of the always-popular Bossaphonik bands makes a return, London's Afrobeat and dub institution – SOOTHSAYERS. A large collective with a renowned inspirational horn section of trumpet maestro Robin Hopcraft and sax man Idris Rahman. Soothsayers horns were part of the unique staged musical "FELA!" - encapturing the life of the Nigerian Afrobeat legend with the London run being played at the National Theatre in 2011. Soothsayers are central in London's Afrobeat music scene, their members often featuring in other bands such as the Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra and Yaaba Funk.

Dub is as big a part of the Soothsayers palette as Afrobeat, and much of the band's 4 album output so far has focused on it. They have created waves collaborating with iconic figures central to the music – Jamaican vocalists Cornell Campbell and Johnny Clarke amongst others. A live Soothsayers experience rarely fails to propel the dancefloor into a frenzy.

The core of the Soothsayers band may remind some of former Bossaphonik highs as they include members from acts such as Lokkhi Terra, AfroSpot Allstars and Sa Mon Di.

Soothsayers small

Following Soothsayers comes the global beats club session with Bossaphonik DJ Dan Ofer and guest Bossaponik DJ Giles – Afrobeat * Soukous * Highlife * Latin Jazz * Cumbia * Brazilica * Gypsy Beats * Balkan Bangers * Electro-Swing * Soul Jazz * Nu Jazz Bizniz!

The Cellar, Frewin Court, off Cornmarket St
Live: Soothsayers + Bossaphonik DJ Dan Ofer + guest DJ
Friday 2nd Feb
10pm – 3am. Band onstage 11pm
£7 adv/ £8 b4 11pm / £9 after

See you there!

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