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!
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
What a great night at the New Years Eve Parti Noson Galan @ Neuadd Ogwen Bethesda! Banda Bacana shared the stage with Turnstone and DJ Fflyffilyfbybl, supported by a wonderful Bethesda crowd with their dancing shoes on. Big thanks to Dilwyn and all the staff at Neuadd Ogwen for all their hard work. And a special mention to Jon Lawrence for doing the PA, we’ve had some really good feedback on the sound.
Blywydden Newydd Dda! Happy New Year!
Bringing some West African sunshine to Snowdonia, Debademba are guitarist Abdoulaye Traore and singer Mohamed Diaby. Playing their unique mix of Ethiopian sounds, Afro-funk, African salsa and blues with Spainish and Arabic influence.
The gig will be held at Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda Supported by DJ Flyffi Lyf Bybl & BandaBacana
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.