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Frankosun & The Family (FIN/BEN/CGO/MAW/BUR), Bangoura Band (ICE)

23.7.2016 @ 21:00

Frankosun & The Family

Frankosun and the Family is a brother- and sisterhood of Finnish and African musicians. It combines such musical styles as rumba, afrobeat, salsa, jazz and reggae.

The leader of the pack, Frankosun, is also known as Franck Koumolou. He hails from Benin, the country that gave us voodoo. Koumolou was born in the Nago tribe that is associated with voodoo rhytms and masks. Their origins are the Egoun goun, Zangbeto, Guèlède and Tchango cultures. Frank Koumolou says that his music is inspired by dreams.

Koumolou got interested in the traditions mentioned and studied also several musical styles. Thanks to this he also developed a versatile singing voice. Frankosun started playing djembe while in elementary and played several festivals at a young age. Frankosun is also a skillful afro and hip-hop dancer. He’s won many dance contests in Benin.

Franck Koumolou – vocals & percussion (Benin)
Viviane Bossina – vocals (Congo)
Mikael Siljanen – bass
Toni Kähkönen – guitar
Preacher Saka – drums (Malawi)
Issiaka Dembele – percussion (Burkina-Faso)
Georges Agbazahou – percussion (Benin)
Ville Häyrynen – guitar

Bangoura Band

The Bangoura Band is a band of nine musicians that came first together in beginning of 2013. The band plays afrobeat, funk and mandingue music. The leader of the band Cheick Bangoura, born and raised in Guinea, had dreamt for a while to form a band in Iceland that plays music from his native land. That makes Bagoura a dream come true. Their first album is coming later this year.

Band Members:
Cheick Ahmed Tidiane Bangoura: Percussions
Baba Bangoura: Percussions
Sindri Magnússon: Bass Guitar
Pétur Daníel Pétursson: Drums
Valbjörn Snær Lilliendahl: lead Guitar
Sólveig Morávek Jóhannsdóttir: saxophone
Elvar Bragi Kristjónsson: Trumpet
Atli Þór Kristinsson: Guitar
Albert Sölvi Óskarsson: Baritone Sax

Frankosun & The Family 23.00
Bangoura Band 24.00

Tickets 12 €


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