Thu, Jul 13|
Bejuco - Afro Colombian 10 piece - from Currulao to Nigerian high life to reggae dub and hip-hop
Hailing from Tumaco on Colombia’s Southern Pacific coast, Bejuco are an 11-piece ensemble playing dynamic, percussion-forward roots music inspired by Afrobeat pioneers Fela Kuti and Tony Allen
Time & Location
Jul 13, 2023, 8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Ottawa, 1 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1, Canada
About the Event
BEJUCO - Live n direct from A Pacifico coast band - Colombia!
Show at Fourth Stage - NAC
Doors at 8pm
Show at 8:30pm
July 13th, 2023
Hailing from Tumaco on Colombia’s Southern Pacific coast, Bejuco are an 11-piece ensemble playing dynamic, percussion-forward roots music inspired by Afrobeat pioneers Fela Kuti
and Tony Allen. Their debut recording, Batea, out on Bogota’s innovative Llorona Records, marries currulao—an Afro-Colombian music typified by percussive, syncopated grooves and call and response vocals—with a pop sensibility that invokes everything from Nigerian high life to reggae dub and hip-hop.
"Bejuco sounds to bambuco, to bunde, to juga, to the voice of the Pacific coast. It sounds like the sea: it has the strength of the wave. It has the strength of the bejuco branch, rooted
in the African Afrobeat and which brings with it a new musical proposal", says proudly Cankita, Bejuco’s member.
Bejuco is a band born in the heart of the mangroves of the Pearl of the Pacific. It was created in 2015 as a research laboratory for marimba music and traditional songs of the South Pacific. Today, it is one of the most outstanding musical bands of the Tumaco scene.
Its power, impact and mastery comes from the talent and tenacity of its ten members. Like a good 'puzandao' (typical Pacific dish), each one brings to the plate the best of themselves to give it theirflavor, their taste.
*With the support of Comunidad Colombiana Canadiense