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Friday 1st July 2022

Cancelled: La Bomba presents Dur-Dur Band Int. - DATE CHANGE!

— Lost Horizon
Somali disco party-starters first-ever visit to Bristol
price: See event details Headfirst Tickets

Information:

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we're sorry to announce that the Dur Dur Band show will now be postponed to later in the year. New date to be announced very soon.

Tickets will be valid for the new date, or refunds are of course available.

THIS IS A BIG ONE!

La Bomba are super-excited to bring the Dur-Dur band, Somalia's heaviest party band, to Bristol on Somalian Independence Day - with Dj support (as always) from Boom Operator and John Stapleton (his birthday too!)

Originating from the Mogadishu disco scene, Dur-Dur Band disbanded in the early 90s, as the country plunged into a civil war. They were unable to continue playing in their city and scattered abroad. Now, Dur-Dur are a time capsule, transporting audiences to the 1980s and the legendary Hotel Juba with their unique brand of Somalian disco-funk.

Though their music never travelled far beyond Somalia in their original run, Dur-Dur’s party-stirring spirit has found a new audience on the back of recent re-issues from Analog Africa and Awesome Tapes from Africa, championed heavily by world music maestro Gilles Peterson.

The latest incarnation of this celebrated outfit have breathed new life into the legend of Dur-Dur Band and remain as captivating and unmissable as ever before.

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La Bomba presents Dur-Dur Band Int. - DATE CHANGE! at Lost Horizon
La Bomba presents Dur-Dur Band Int. - DATE CHANGE! in Bristol 2022

Artist Videos:

YouTube
Dur Dur Band - Is Yeelyel
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Dur-Dur Band - Dooyo [Somalia]
YouTube
DUR DUR BAND PARTY 1
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John Stapleton - Afrobeat lockdown DJ set - STS040

Artist Audio:

Dur-Dur Band
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John Stapleton
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CUMBIA! - Boom Operator
2:35
LAGOS TRAFFIC GO-SLOW - 12 original 1970s Afrobeat 45s - John Stapleton
2:35