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 over 100 different 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 and 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 jazz dance and global beats till the early hours!


Friday 21st February, 9pm-2am
Live band on at 10pm

Coming up on Friday February 21st at Bossaphonik will be the delicious Afro-folk fusion grooves of the highly popular critically acclaimed ‘Me and My Friends.’

The band have defined their music as ‘the sound of English folk colliding head-on with the golden-era music of 1970s West Africa and the Caribbean.’ Having now released 3 LPs on top global beats label Soundway, the London based quintet has an inimitable sound taking audiences through many dance music styles such as vintage Ghanaian highlife, Jamaican roots and Afro-Brazilian folk, incorporating the uncommon instrumentation of clarinet and cello.

Solid songwriting with the elegant voice and finger picked West African guitar of band leader NIck Rasle sits inside stunning vocal harmonies. This is underpinned by a rhythm section carrying a deeply infectious groove. The result is sun-drenched euphoric music for both the brain and body that is timeless and instantly recognisable. A sound that has seen the band headline top UK and European festivals and club stages and gain an army of discerning fans at home and abroad.

“Unusual instrumental forces create a sublime fusion that combines pastoral dreaminess with the heat of reggae, highlife and Afrobeat sounds”
Songlines Magazine

“This was an amazing live show!” 
Will Holland (Quantic)

“A life-affirming sound”
Loose Ends, BBC Radio 4

Check out videos of Me and My Friends -

After the live gig will be a club session til 2am with Bossaphonik DJ Dan Ofer spinning Afro Grooves * Latin and Brazilian rhythms * Global Beats * Future Soul * Nu Jazz Bizniz!

Friday 21st February
Bossaphonik presents Me and My Friends
Cowley Workers Social Club, Between Towns Road, Oxford. OX4 3LZ
9pm - 2am, band starts at 10pm
£8 advance ( £10 on the door

Cowley Worker's Social Club

Between Towns Road, OX4 3LZ

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