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 second Friday of the month. 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!


FORTHCOMING...

Friday 9th DECEMBER @ THE CELLAR

Mariana Magnavita Band logo

Bossaphonik is absolutely delighted to welcome back the Brazilian joy of the Mariana Magnavita Band to The Cellar on Friday 9th December.

The 6 piece band were regular favourite performers way back in Bossaphonik's first 2 years, 2004-2006. Led by Brazilian-born, long time Oxford resident Mariana Magnavita, the original band have happily recently reformed with most of their original members.

On the musical menu will be the classic sounds of 60s and 70s Brazil- samba, bossa nova and Brazilian jazz and much of what is referred to as MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira). Classics by artists of this golden age of Brazilian music, the likes of Milton Nasciemento, Tania Maria, Edu Lobo, Sergio Mendes and Seu Jorge are reinterpreted by the virtuoso band. Alongside these are many original new tunes by the band. With a line up of drums, percussion, keys, trumpet, guitar and bass, the band members include musicians from acclaimed groups such as Basement Jaxx, Lily Allen, Caro Emerald and Amy Macdonald.

Mariana Magnavita at Bossaphonik

Following on from The Mariana Magnavita Band will be Bossaphonik resident DJ Dan Ofer as ever spreading joyful global beats of Brazilian Samba * Bossa Beats * Latin Jazz * Latin Hip Hop * Cumbia * Afrobeat * Soukous * Balkan Beats * Klezmer * Arabian Fusion * Electro-Swing * Soul Jazz * Global Grooves * Nu-Jazz Bizniz!


Night: Bossaphonik
Venue: The Cellar
Band: The Mariana Magnavita Band
DJs: Resident Dan Ofer
Date: Friday 9th December
Times: 10pm – 3am, band on at 11pm
Price: £7 advance (+70p booking fee) / £8 on the door

Looking forward to some mid-winter Brazilian warmth! See ya there!


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Friday 6th JANUARY @ THE CELLAR

Bossaphonik DJs

Start the new year as you mean to go on....come dance the night away to a Bossaphonik pure DJ night as DJ Dan Ofer and guest DJ Si (Kwassa Kwassa) spin the most tasteful jazz-dance and global beats.

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Saturday 21st JANUARY @ THE BULLINGDON

Kog and the Zongo Brigade
A whirlwind of energy and one of the most exhilarating acts to have graced the Bossaphonik stage, the band play West African based grooves via Sheffield with hip hop attitude! Led by Kweku Sackey on vocals and steel pan, this Afro-fusion 9 piece play explosive Afro-soul, hip hop, Afro-funk and reggae.

Friday 3rd FEBRUARY@ THE CELLAR

Me and my Friends

A unique sound the band have termed "sun drenched, soulful Afro-folk," brought through an unusual line up of cello and clarinet backed by a hip-shaking rhythm section. Towering vocal harmonies and West African fingerstyle guitar sit inside the band's re-invention of vintage influences such as highlife, Afrobeat, roots reggae and delta blues.

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