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Bokanté

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Snarky Puppy leader, Michael League fuses groove with world musics in his brilliant new band, featuring SP band members; colleagues who have played with everyone from Paul Simon to Yo-Yo Ma; and the sensational vocalist from Guadeloupe, Malika Tirolien.

They’ve wowed audiences at WOMADelaide, North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival and many more, with dazzling music ranging from Zeppelin-esque blues stomp to folkloric Caribbean kaladja.“One of the best surprises of the year was a blistering set by Bokanté…. Percussion and guitar-heavy (including lap and pedal steel), the band’s unusual instrumentation, evocative compositions and searing energy made this one of the festival’s most memorable concerts” (Jazz Times).

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