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Dot. in Bethesda

After the disappointment of the red tape delays getting Abu Baga over from Paris, we’re delighted that Dot. has stepped in. Now living in Bangor and studying Music and Creative Writing at the uni, Aditi Saigal or Dot. is an Indian indie musician with a loyal YouTube following. See this video of her debut tour in India with the audience singing along… we’re really excited for the concert in Neuadd Ogwen Bethesda on 16 June!

A bit more about Dot. …

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Abou Baga – East African Singer-Songwriter Plays North Wales

Unfortunately we’ve had to postpone the Abu Baga gig, we hope he can come over soon. However the show must go on! Banda Bacana will play, with special guest Dot – same time same place! Neuadd Ogwen on 16th June.

Abou Baga began his musical journey on the Comoro Islands off the coast of East Africa, where he sang and played traditional Swahili music. Since 2005 he has been living in Paris where he is a favourite on the African music scene, which is the best outside Africa, bringing together people from all over that continent. Continue reading

New Album Update

The team have been beavering away behind the scenes with the recording and mixing of Banda Bacana’s new albums. Final mixes are scheduled for early 2018, and it’s sounding great already. Look forward to some new instruments being played and some great new songs. Watch this space for updates!

A New Year, A New You

Screen shot 2016-01-08 at 09.36.52Well done to everyone who made it to the boxing night regular at the Vic (…no… not that one) despite the horrendous weather and flooding. For those that missed the Jukes gig – and that includes one of the musicians stranded in Colwyn Bay – you may want cheer yourself up by coming to another wet and windy corner of Wales to see some of the Jukes musicians playing in the equally funky Banda Bacana. Continue reading

Weekend in the Studio: Sunday

We spent a productive weekend in Bryn Derwen Studio in the hands of the talented and lovely John Lawrence. We’ve got 15 rough tracks to play with. Next steps to be decided tonight in practice, but will include additional vocal harmonies, horns, percussion and hopefully some accordian.


Thanks to Cory for taking these fab photos.

Weekend in the Studio: Saturday

Thanks to Nick Peplow for these beautifully composed photos.
See more of Nick’s work here: nickpeplow.co.uk.