THE BONGO HOP
Friday, November 1, 2019
Doors: 7 pm | Show: 8 pm
Chelsea Music Hall
407 W 15th St., Manhattan
Tickets: $20 Advance | $25 Day of Show
Standing room with limited unreserved seating
After eight years in Colombia working as a DJ, promoter and music journalist, trumpeter Etienne Sevet returned home to Lyon, France to form the Afro Caribbean band The Bongo Hop. The rich tone of their take on Afro-Caribbean dance music is the result of many influences including Sevet’s time in Cali where he met frequent collaborator and folkloric vocalist Nidia Góngora, and the African rhythms he encountered at home among the African diaspora, as well as his many travels around the world.
The Counterpoint series brings contemporary artists who push the boundaries of what “world music” can mean as the divisions among cultures become less and less prominent in the 21st Century.