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Como No Presents: Bixiga 70

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Scala, King's Cross

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Como No Presents: Bixiga 70

Dance yourself crazy to the the grooves of Bixiga 70's tunes

"So damned life-affirmingly funky it could probably raise the dead."

- R2
Following their sold out UK debut at Rich Mix in January, Bixiga 70 make a swift return to London with a groundbreaking fusion of African and South American rhythms and sounds. The São Paulo based 10-piece combo are one of the guiding voices of Brazil’s contemporary instrumental music scene. Taking Fela Kuti’s Afrika 70 band as a launchpad both in name and spirit, Bixiga 70 is a breathtaking rhythmic storm where inspired solos, harmony and dynamics, beats and improvisation all mesh together in vital and unpredictable ways. The group’s first two records in 2011 and 2013 hit many best of lists in Brazil, while their third album released last September on label Glitterbeat pushed them to a new level. This is your chance to see them now. "Seeing the ten-piece live is another experience entirely: the rolling grooves from the percussionists and the giant blasts from the brass are electrifying as the band shift through a thumping, ever-changing set that nods its head to each of the band’s touchstones along the way." – Huck Magazine "Afrobeat meets Brazilian flair and leaves the listener gasping in admiration." – Music News "It’s hard not to be blown away by the sheer tenacity of São Paulo-based ten-piece Bixiga 70." – Stamp The Wax Doors: 7:30pm. Over 16s only. Valid ID required.

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