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Sonafrique feat Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang with DJ Dutty Bookman at Bossa

December 11 @ 9:00 pm

Doors 9PM

Bossa Bistro + Lounge presents a new monthly dance party-Sonafrique-featuring live music and DJ’s with an African twist.

Join us for the launch party featuring the exciting and heavy sounds of Sierra Leone native Janka Nabay and his Bubu Gang. Plus DJ Dutty Bookman!

Ahmed Janka Nabay is a Sierra Leonean musician who has been a major figure in Bubu Music, a traditionally Muslim music which is played by up to 20 musicians blowing into bamboo pipes of different sizes. Janka Nabay recorded his album in Forensic Studios in Freetown during the Sierra Leonean Civil War. Since moving to Washington, D.C. in 2003, Janka Nabay has continued to play bubu music, including a performance at the CMJ College Music Marathon in New York in 2009 and 2010. In June 2010, he formed a full band, Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang, with members of four Brooklyn indie rock groups Skeletons, Gang Gang Dance, and Starring. In 2012, Janka’s band announced that they had signed a three-album record deal with David Byrne’s record label, Luaka Bop. Currently the Bubu Gang is comprised of members of Les Rhinoceros and Cheick Hamala Diabate’s Washington, DC band.

Janka Nabay is of Mandigo and Temne Temne descent, two of the ethnic groups within Sierra Leo


December 11
9:00 pm


Multiflora Productions
2463 18th St. NW, Washington, District of Columbia, DC 20009 United States