Mon 22.10.18

Glitterbeat presents Bixiga 70

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‘Imaginative, progressive afrobeat from Brazil.’ (The Guardian)

Almost a quarter century after his death, the afrobeat legacy of Fela Kuti is still alive and kicking, worldwide. Remember Jungle by Night (Amsterdam), Souljazz Orchestra (Montreal), Antibalas (Brooklyn) or the 10-member band Bixiga 70, from São Paulo. Their latest album ‘III’ was released via leading global sounds label Glitterbeat (see too: BaBa ZuLa, Tamikrest, Noura Mint Seymali, AMMAR 808, ...) and it spices the afrobeat up with ingredients from jazz, funk, dub/reggae, electro, cumbia, Cuban Blaxploitation, …

‘Niemand kan onbewogen blijven bij afrobeat. Met de klasse van Bixiga 70 mag je deze stelling zelfs in een axioma gieten.’

Kurt Overbergh

For fans of Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti, afrobeat, Antibalas, Souljazz Orchestra …
In the press ‘Imaginative, progressive afrobeat from Brazil. The USP, though, is the horn section: instead of the rudimentary fanfares of many afrobeat bands (Fela’s Afrika 70 included), this lot have some serious chops – and a baritone sax player who can raise goose bumps.’ (The Guardian)



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