São Paulo’s Bixiga 70 Set to Entertain Camden Crowd on 25 July| 10 July, 2017
Later this month, 10-piece band Bixiga 70 will bring their fusion of African and South American rhythms to Camden’s Jazz Café for a one-off performance in the capital.
Hailing from the central São Paulo neighbourhood of Bixiga, the band’s name draws inspiration from their roots in the city and their humble beginnings at recording studio Traquitana at 70, Rua 13 de Maio – with more than a little nod to Fela Kuti’s legendary Afrika 70 band.
Having released three full length albums to date, we praised their latest, ‘III’, for its astute blend of musical styles, which not only draws “from afrobeat, funk and jazz, [and] Afro-Brazilian spiritual imagery, but also from their own country’s and South America’s traditional repertoires, reviving styles like carimbó, candomblé, samba, salsa, [and] cumbia”.
Forming part of their 2017 international tour, this special London performance will take place at the Jazz Café on 25 July, with support from DJ Fabricio D. Vyzor, who has previously set the scene for world-renowned artists including Sergio Mendes and Criolo.
Tickets for this performance are now on general sale, with doors opening at 7pm on the night.
For more information and to book tickets visit thejazzcafelondon.com/event/jazz-cafe-musica-macondo-present-bixiga-70
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