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.

Satingarona Pt 2

Paru le 22 February 2019

A collection of sounds brought back from Colombia, the caribean and Africa, rich with encounters and moments of shared passion, seductive, the music of The Bongo Hop is clearly afro caribean, yet it goes beyond the clichés and the day’s trends. May be the ambiguity of the approach, somewhere between light and darkness, the musical melting pot, the research of meaningful lyrics, contribute to this feeling of hearing something original. For the live shows, the band that The Bongo Hop got together produces colouful atmospheres, with the same philosophy and energy. And always the same direction : to dance, with that colombian-style caderazo.

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.