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 5th April @ East Oxford Community Centre

***Early event! 8pm-midnight, gig starts at 9pm!***

The Cellar extremely sadly shut its doors on March 11th after it's landlords St Michael and All Saints Charities were slow in rent negotiations. The Cellar was struggling running on a temporarily enforced 60 capacity basis.
The 188 Bossaphonik nights run at The Cellar fed the spirits of thousands of us and will remain in memory as something very special. Indeed The Cellar was a special and loved place, and an independent family-run music venue for 38 years.

Bossaphonik lives on and there will be a number of nights now at The East Oxford Community Centre.

Coming up on Friday 5th April for the first time at Bossaphonk is the Afro-Brazilian quintet of Caravela, playing samba-jazz and communal and spiritual music of 1960s Lusophone countries such as Brazil and Cape Verde. Caravela uncover music that others have left behind or long-forgotten. They are giving a new voice to beautiful songs that should not remain silent, approached with a contemporary groove and feel and an improvised jazz attitude. Weaving Portugese melodies around vibrant South American and West African-inspired rhythms with creative fervour, reimagining the influences of Baden Powell, Gilberto Gil, Mayra Andrade and Caetano Veloso. The London based group features members from Portugal, Latin America, Australia and the UK and have recently performed at the London Jazz Festival and Camden's Jazz Cafe.

Commenting on the debut self-titled Caravela EP-
“Three great tracks!” Gilles Peterson
“Awesome debut EP” Mr Bongo label

Here's some footage from their recent Jazz Cafe gig.

Following the gig is a Bossaphonk club session with DJ Bossaphonik Dan spinning...
Afrobeat - Latin and Brazilian rhythms - Global Grooves - Future Soul - Nu Jazz Bizniz!

5th April, 8pm - 12 midnight
Bossaphonik featuring Caravela
The East Oxford Community Centre, 44 Princes Street (off Cowley Road) OX4 1DD
50 advance tickets available at 8 pounds ( / £9 before 9pm / £10 after 9pm.


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