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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

DRAIG BEATS Saturday 09 June

 DRAIG BEATS: Seckou Keita, Drymbago, Banda Bacana, Yukatan, Geraint Lovgreen, Hedge Gods, Mouton, Bloco Swn, Batala, & more… in Bangor at Treborth Botanic Garden

All the acts, DJs, workshops and staff have kindly offered their skills for free, all profits from the food and bars and 100% of ALL ticket sales will be going directly to the Sophie Williams Trust, so please join us for a great day out at Trebborth Botanical Gardens (the site of the wonderful Botanical Beats) and help us raise as much money as possible!
More info and tickets from neuaddogwen.com and draigbeats.wales

Donate to the Sophie Williams Trust on Just Giving

From Castle’s to Dizzying Heights!

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Well what a summer it’s been for the Bacana crew, and what an action packed foray of gigs we have to report back too! Since our last post advertising the amazing Gwyl Arall, we can now tick “play in a Castle” off our “to do” list, and, we not only played in a Castle but got to share the bill with some of Wales’ finest musicians, Yr Ods, Lleuwen Steffan and the one and only Geraint Jarman. We arrive for sound check around 5ish and then head over to Oren for some of Gert’s fine cuisine to provide us with sustenance for the gig. We then head back to the Castle, which is filling up with camping chairs and bottles of cava; these guys look set for a party! They were a tough crowd to get up and dance but seemed to be enjoying in none the less, Continue reading

Telfords Warehouse

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Banda Bacana had great fun at Telford’s Warehouse – a cool venue, fluffy crowd, and great sound! We got a this lovely feedback from the venue:

I was there for the whole show and thought you guys where great. The crowd was really into it and you got everybody moving. It’s ace to have such an entertaining band in the venue and I will for sure look to get you back at some point.

Cheers, Mike DTelford’s Warehouse

Thank you Kaya!

Banda Bacana would like to say a big thank you to Kaya for organising their lovely festival on the Menai Straits on the beautiful Vaynol Estate.  It was amazing to see such world class musicians playing in our area.  And all the local bands, artists and promoters pulled out the stops so thanks to them too!

Check out the photos of our gig at Kaya on the bacana facebook page

Mid Summer Madness

We are happy to that we are now running the latest version of WordPress.  And as usual the lovely folk in the WordPress community kept us on the right track. As well as running new software on our website Banda Bacana is enjoying the summer!

We’ve been invited to play at some lovely events. Botanical Beats in Treborth Botanical Gardens was great!  As usual the event was a colourful mix of music, food, art and crafts with a lovely friendly vibe,  raising money and awareness about the Gardens and the work that goes on there. The photo above is taken by Edyta of Emagine Pictures. See more of Emagine’s wonderful photos of botanical beats on Facebook Another highlight was our first foray down the Conwy Valley bringing Afro Latin dance grooves to Trefriw Village Hall.  Great night, great crowd! We’d love to go back and play there!

Festival season is upon us.  And you may find the BBs at a wedding, party or beach near you! Check out our Myspace or connect with us on Facebook for up to date info 🙂