The band Bixiga 70, who made shot to fame with a series of critically acclaimed albums, are coming to London again this year.
Formed in 2010, the band’s ten talented musicians got together in São Paulo, and have a contemporary sound that mixes Brazilian and African influences, including jazz, funk, samba, reggae and even a little electronica, carimbó and ethio-jazz. The band’s name comes from the the neighbourhood of Bixiga in São Pauo, where the band used to meet up, at no. 70 on the infamous avenue 13 de Maio (13 May).
They really gained notoriety with their second album, Ocupai, which was released in 2014 to much critical acclaim. Every song was composed by the band and the release of the album led the band to tour both in domestically and internationally, passing through Brazil, Europe, the USA and Morocco.
The band’s most recent album, III, released in 2015, is a highly harmonised rhythmic mix, and further confirms the band’s position as one of Brazil’s best contemporary instrumental groups.
Date and Time: 23 June | Doors open at 7:30pm
Where: Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, London N1 9NL
Tickets: £15 in advance | Access the website to find out more: http://www.comono.co.uk/live/bixiga-70-2/
Ticket hotline: 0844 477 1000
Band website: http://www.bixiga70.com.br/
Twitter: @Bixiga70 https://twitter.com/bixiga70
Instagram: bixiga70 https://instagram.com/bixiga70/