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!


@ Cowley Worker's Social Club

Friday 22nd November, 9pm-2am
Live band on at 10pm sharp

For Bossaphonik’s first event at our new venue, we welcome Jally Kebba Susso and his band. He is griot (oral historian and entertainer through music and storytelling) originally from Gambia and based in the UK since 2002. He brings his 21-string West African harp, the kora, into new dimensions of funk based sound.

Born into 74 generations of Gambian musicians, by age 13 he was a well respected kora player and had toured Europe. He spent many years honing his sound with experimentation in styles since living in the UK and soaking London’s underground music scene. Jally Kebba skilfully places the traditional repertoire of his heritage into a larger dancefloor oriented soundscape of jazz funk fusion.

Jally Kebba will be joined onstage with drums, bass, percussion and sax. The band members connect with precision, speed and confidence resulting in an electric vibrant performance which has made them crowd pullers at festivals such as Wilderness, Shambala and Secret Garden Party.

Jally Kebba considers himself an Afro-futurist, expanding the boundaries of the Gambian tradition whilst keeping its heart and soul intact. Seemlessly combining West African sounds with hard funk, jazz and rock into a new psychedelic roots sound. Jally says that musically he wants to shake things up!

“London’s favourite griot”. Songlines magazine

“The kora resides at the heart of his playing but with lashings of more funky rhythms” Jazz FM

“Not your usual kora player and not your usual griot” Rhythm Passport

Check out a short documentary on Jally Kebba Susso

Following the gig will be a Bossaphonik club session with DJ Dan Ofer til 2am!

Afrobeat * Latin Rhythms * Global Beats * Future Soul * Nu Jazz Bizniz!

Friday 22nd November
Bossaphonik presents Jally Kebba Susso
9pm - 2am. Band starts at 10pm
Cowley Workers Social club, Between Towns Road, Oxford. OX3 3LZ
£8 adv ( / £10 on the door


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