ONIPA + Xaman X at Lost Horizon
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A gig held at Lost Horizon on Friday 24th November. The event starts at 19:00.

Ear Trumpet Music Presents: ONIPA + Xaman X. Standing Show at Lost Horizon, 1-3 Elton St, BS2 9EH - Ages 14+ (Under 18's to be accompanied by a responsible adult)

Doors 7:00pm, Show Starts 7:30pm

Ear Trumpet Music presents explosive afro-futurist collective Onipa and their high-octane live show, fronted by irresistible singer & percussionist K.O.G, on 24th Nov as the band tour new album ‘Off The Grid’.

‘Off the Grid’ is a journey that joins the origin story of dance rhythms from Africa to electronic dance music of today's clubs and festivals, connecting African folklore and storytelling to rap, jazz and hip hop.

From Accra Market cassette tapes to London pirate radio stations, Malian blues to UK jazz - the twin creative forces behind Onipa — Tom Excell (Nubiyan Twist) and Kweku Sackey (K.O.G. & the Zongo Brigade) - together with Finn Booth on drums and Dwayne Kilvington (a.k.a. Wonky Logic) on synths, have built a life-affirming and highly original world of sound.

‘Off The Grid’ is Onipa’s second full-length album, their first release on Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records, and features an impressive cast of collaborators including Moonchild Sanelly, David Walters, Dele Sosimi and Theon Cross.

“A red hot cocktail of afro-futurist grooves which take us from Accra to Johannesburg, passing by Kinshasa and other planets" Le Monde

“An effervescent, life-affirming Pan-African tour” Mojo

'Riotous beats and irresistible delirium" The Guardian

“Xaman X” have journeyed through the astral plane and the cosmos to find you on the dancefloor and heal your cumbia-thirsty soul!

Xaman X is a four-piece band of international aliens: Pablo aka Panther Panther! provides both rhythm and synthetic sounds to Susana Gutarra’s acoustic arrangements, whilst Afon Sistema’s Jackson builds up the beats through majestic percussion and Marta Zu’s wild antics on the mic lift the whole thing into orbit and beyond.

Originally formed in 2018 as a support band for the international artists playing at Bristol’s only dedicated Tropical Bass night Midnight Ritual, “Xaman X” have grown into a wonderfully colourful beast over the past year. Combining live electronics with traditional Latin American instrumentation and outstanding percussion, they ride the thin line between old and new, grounded and psychedelic, spiritual and kitsch. Their improvised sets are ritualistic music for a post-modern era where bamboo marimbas and charangos glide effortlessly over synthetic sounds and otherworldly UFO howls, where the Colombian flute calling dances with bells, tamboras, congas and 808 kicks, supporting the beautiful voice and powerful bars of our other-worldly front-woman… Xaman X will keep your soul moving on this sonic rocket into outer space with the power of a deep bass super nova! https://eartrumpetmusic.co.uk

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Official 62nd Jamaican Independence Day Party at Lakota
— Lakota
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Colour Block Festival at The Trinity Centre
— The Trinity Centre
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