BAM 2015: Bombino + Saun & Starr + Vaudou Game

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BAM 2015: Bombino + Saun & Starr + Vaudou Game
© Kyle Dean Reinford
Saun & Starr

The last day of BAM pulls out all the stops in Plaça dels Àngels with a great triple bill. Bombino (aka Omara Moctar) (9.45pm) is a Tuareg from Niger who plays Saharan rock with a pop sensibility. His live shows, in the form of a cuartet with two guitarists , a bass player and a drummer (all Tuareg musicians), are magnetic, and his contagious smile lights up the stage. Saun & Star (11.15pm) are Saundra Williams and Starr Duncan Lowe, previously known as The Dapettes, backup singers for Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Daptone Records' big name. The duo made their debut with 'Look Closer' (2015), an album of authentic old-school deep soul that follows in the footsteps of the catalogue of the Stax label. Closing out the night are Vaudou Game (12.45am), a band led by Peter Solo, a Togolese musician based in Lyon, who uses musical scales of sacred songs and Voodoo profanities of Togo and Benin to get an exciting Afro-funk that evokes the sounds of pioneering groups such as the Benin Ochestre Poly Rythmo of Cotonou.

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