The Bongo Hop
afro caribbean tropical grooves (France Colombia)
After years in Cali Colombia working as a DJ, promoter of the “Republica Calicuta” concert series, sound digger and journalist, trumpet player Etienne Sevet started to compose and produce his own music.
Created by French trumpeter/globe trotter Etienne Sevet, it’s a highly danceable blend of many different sounds and influences, from afrobeat, which he’d introduced to the Colombian dancefloors years earlier as a Cali resident and DJ, to Colombian costa music, west indies, West African, jazz…his music has the clear ambition to build bridges, shake booties and let emotions come out.
This is, in a few words, is “The Bongo Hop”.
His first album, Satingarona pt 1, was acclaimed as a remarkable genre-bending achievement…Pt 2 is due in February 2019!
On stage, The Bongo Hop is the equivalent of a tropical storm served with hot brass, infectious afro grooves, electric sounds, and heavenly vocals.
“Thanks, and thumbs up for this record!” David Blot, Nova Club, RADIO NOVA
“A record that will definitely have the temperature rise” Rebecca Manzoni – FRANCE INTER
“This should have been the album of the long, hot summer we’ve never had” MOJO UK
“A tasty first one. We’re already waiting for Satingarona pt 2 with a hint of curiosity” Patrick Labesse – LE MONDE
”I like it so much, I’ve already played it a few times. Rare for me as I’m always blessed with lots of new music to listen to. I was just listening to it this morning as I commuted across London” Jamie Renton – F ROOTS
“Just got your album. Really nice man. Very good production indeed. Congratulations!” DJ Aroop Roy
”Such an outbreak of infectious afro-latin experiments!” Sebastian Narvaez – VICE COLOMBIA
Line Up: Etienne Sevet trumpet direction | Yomira John: vocals | Albert Gnanho: drums | Jean Tchoumi: bass | Riad Klaï: guitar | Luisa Caceres: sax | Mario Vargason: percussions | Vicente Fritis: keyboards