Bixiga 70

As a part of 28th Akbank Jazz Festival program we will be hosting Bixiga 70, blending the music of São Paulo’s avantgarde pop, jazz and dub scenes.

The genre-spanning music of Bixiga 70 that is blurring the boundaries in space and time, is a result of the band’s collective genius with members coming from diverse musical backgrounds, all of which have been involved in São Paulo’s avantgarde pop, jazz, dub scenes. Taking Fela Kuti’s Afrika 70 band as a launchpad both in name and spirit, Bixiga 70 offers a brilliant fusion of African and South American rhythms. Just like the band’s birthplace Bixiga neighborhood of São Paulo, Bixiga 70 is also nourished by diversity. Having released three albums to date and achieving significant success with each one, this 10-piece dynamic set, shared the stage with major names like Jungle By Night, Woima Collective, Tony Allen, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Ebo Taylor and Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra.

Event Program

21:30 Bixiga 70