The Bongo Hop

afro / carribeen / latin

The Bongo Hop is the new afro caribean project presented by french trumpetist Etienne Sevet. On Satingarona pt 1, friends from his Colombian years, like vocalist Nidia Gongora (the voice of Ondatropica and Quantic, whom he’d discovered and filmed in 2003 as she was the unknown singer of folkloric ensemble Socavon), rapper Maikcel (Zalama crew), but also famous producer multinstrumentalist Patchworks (Voilaaa, the Dynamics, Taggy Matcher, Uptown Funk Empire) among others, join in for his first musical travel diary, inspired by 8 years as a Cali resident.

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The Bongo Hop Ft. Nidia Gongora – La Ñapa

Paru le 6 May 2022

LA ÑAPA is an introduction to the world of Colombian slang and daily life. La ñapa is the little extra you get from the street vendor when buying juice. It’s also the little extra rice or sugar people get when, short of money, they want the tendero (grocer) to give them a little more than what they can pay for, or a good on credit. It’s a reference to the recent events in Colombian and particularly Cali when the post covid crisis and subsequent uprising had the city plunge into poverty and hustle. Nidia is the narrator who observes how the tendero is going crazy over people asking him for La ñapa, with humor and derision.

The Red Hill (Feat Dafuniks)

Paru le 18 February 2022

The place, dear to The Bongo Hop – a pioneering caleño resident for years, before joining Europe- is magnified by these L.A style hip hop vibes, à la Jurassic 5, Cut Chemist & Nu Mark. The result is a savoury appetizer, introducing the next releases: La ñapa feat. Nidia Gongora in march, and a new 8 track EP in May!

Satingarona Pt 1

Paru le 7 November 2016

The Bongo Hop is the new afro caribean project presented by french trumpetist Etienne Sevet. On Satingarona pt 1, friends from his Colombian years, like vocalist Nidia Gongora (the voice of Ondatropica and Quantic, whom he’d discovered and filmed in 2003 as she was the unknown singer of folkloric ensemble Socavon), rapper Maikcel (Zalama crew), but also famous producer multinstrumentalist Patchworks (Voilaaa, the Dynamics, Taggy Matcher, Uptown Funk Empire) among others, join in for his first musical travel diary, inspired by 8 years as a Cali resident.