Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang

+ Rise Kagona (Solo)

Summerhall - Dissection Room


Janka Nabay is the undisputed king of bubu, a frantically-paced dance music with ancient, magical origins in Sierra Leone. The Bubu Gang are the posse of musical collaborators he has hooked up with in the US to create a wild, high-octane juggernaut of call-and-response vocal interplay, juddering dancefloor rhythms, synths and guitars: throw in a taste for tearaway improvisation and you have an absolute blast of a sound, that keeps it quick, loose and natural and runs on pure musical joy. Having dropped Build Music, his second album on David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label, and on the back of a summer festival rampage that took in Roskilde, OFF, Lowlands and many more, Janka and the gang now embark on their first full club tour outside the US.

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