The Coastal Jazz and Blues Society is pleased to present «Bokanté» at its 32nd annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2017, June 27 2017.
BOKANTÉ feat. Michael League and Malika Tirolien (with opening act Banda Magda)
The Vogue Theatre
$50/$45 All In
Newly formed Bokanté is the brainchild of Snarky Puppy founder Michael League. Trading in his bass
for baritone guitar in this group, League brings together eight musicians from four continents to create
a diverse ensemble rich in groove, melody and soul. The band’s debut album, Strange Circles (GroundUP Music), combines West African music, Zeppelin-esque blues, and Caribbean kaladja with singing in Creole and French. With Snarky Puppy guitarists Chris McQueen and Bob Lanzetti, lap/pedal steel guitarist Roosevelt Collier (Karl Denson), percussionists Jamey Haddad (Paul Simon, Sting), André Ferrari (Väsen) and Keita Ogawa (Yo-Yo Ma), and vocalist Malika Tirolien.
OPENERS: BANDA MAGDA:
Greek-born singer/accordionist Magda Giannikou is a musical chameleon who breezes through everything from French-Brazilian hybrids to collaborations with the Kronos Quartet and Snarky Puppy, Greek folk tunes, and Columbian cumbia. Magda’s special performance will include Snarky Puppy’s Michael League bass, Keita Ogawa percussion, and Chris McQueen guitar.