The Bongolian – live at Blow Up – Saturday 4th December 2010

Following his show in France, The Bongolian (aka Big Boss Man’s Nasser Bouzida) and his band drop into London for a rare Christmas show at Blow Up. They will be previewing tracks from his forthcoming 4th album (early 2011) alongside tracks from 2008’s critically acclaimed ‘Outer Bongolia’ and early classics such as Bongohead. Let The Bongolian take you on musical journey though dirty percussive bongo driven Funk and Spaced-out Latin Soul – 100% Heavy Bongo Vibes guaranteed! Followed by resident Blow Up DJs Paul Tunkin & Ian Jackson bringing you a mix of Orgasmic Pop 60s Mod Soul New Wave action. Expect to hear a selection of pop from Beatles to Bowie to Blur, 60s – Soul, Garage, Ska, Beat and Swinging Soundtracks. Since his 2001 eponymous debut, THE BONGOLIAN’s albums have become recordbox essentials for DJs, finding a wide appeal from Dance and Hip-Hop to rare groove and funky 45s fans, and to date The Bongolian and his band have toured USA, UK and Europe: “Nasser Bouzida is a man with talent to spare. A Latin-flavoured jazz-funk odyssey” Q “Forget your preconceptions, this is the REAL incredible bongo band” Clash “Totally mind-blowing” WHAT’S ON “Mightily funky, Hammond driven bongo rhythms… part mod, part Sergio Mendes, very swingin’…” TIME OUT