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!
The first Bossaphonik at The Bullingdon of 2017 is off to an EXPLOSIVE start on Saturday 21st January.
9 piece K.O.G. & The Zongo Brigade are, in Bossaphonik's opinion, the most exhilarating band to have graced our stages, playing West African grooves with hip hop attitude!
The Sheffield-based collective define their sound as Afro-fusion, a sound that takes in Afrobeat, funk, Afro-soul, reggae and hip hop. Led by Kweku Sackey (aka K.O.G.) of Ghana on vocals and steel pan, he is joined by a fierce rhythm section of drums, percussion and bass, Afro-guitars, scorching horns, jazzy keys and a spirited MC.
Since their formation in 2014 they have become a much in demand band with a relentless gigging calender of all the best UK festivals and venues, including an appearance at Glastonbury's huge West Holt Stage (formerly Jazz-World Stage) and the main stage at Shambala Festival.
Prepare to be electrified!
Check out K.O.G. & The Zongo Brigade vids:
And tunes on soundcloud
After K.O.G. And The Zongo Brigade will be resident DJ Dan Ofer til 3am with all kinds of Afro-dance * Afrobeat * Highlife * Soukous * Latin jazz * Cumbia * Latin hip hop * Klezmer * Balkan Beats * Arabian Fusion * Soul Jazz * Electro swing * Nu-jazz bizniz!
Venue: The Bullingdon (162 Cowley Rd, OX4 1UE)
Band: K.O.G. & The Zongo Brigade
DJs: Dan Ofer
Date: Saturday 21st January
Times: 11:30pm – 3am, band on at 12 midnight
Price: £10 advance + booking fee / £12 on the door
Hope to see ya there!
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Friday 3rd FEBRUARY@ THE CELLAR
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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