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Portrait of BANTUNANI
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One is intrigued listening to this wild group with vindictive and melancholic undertones. This « multiracial » group proposes a nu-rumba concept based on afro-groove fusion, where afro-rhythms meet hip-hop, funk, soul, and jazz. The group’s songs are powerful and aware.
Hometown Saint Etienne l'allier, France
Genres Funk/Groove & Soul Rock, Jazz
Band Members Michel NZAU : Lead vocal ; Désire Nkuandou NJOPAM: ... » more
Achievements Best-of-100 Top-10 Top-10 Recruiter-1 Top-40 Top-40
Upcoming Shows None
Contact Information:
Christine 0033659956765
# Years Experience Performing Live: 5
# Live Perfomances Past Six-months: 13
Market Draw: Wallmarket, Itunes, Amazon: 31-50
Venue History: NouveauCasino - Paris, Pa
Maisha - Brussels, Bl
Similar Artists: Keziah Jones; Seun Kuti; Arrested Development; Living Color; James Brown
Performing Rights Society: Outside US
Discography: Africanization EP—2010; Born2groove LP—2009; RumbaLounge EP—2008

Bantunani, ” who are they? “, a definition it lingala - one of the congolese mother tongue
There is a whole intrigue in the first listening of this wild groove in vindictive accents and melancholic based on mix from Afro rhythms, hiphop, funk, soul, rock...







Reached 34th in Best of Pop chart in 2017. In the top 100 for 4 weeks.
March 2010 World
December 2009 World


Technical Requirements

20 micros
2 Guitars ampli
1 Bass Guitar ampli
1 full drum kit

1 Kick Beta 52 Petit
2 Snare SM 57 Petit
3 Hi-Hat SM 81 Petit
4 Hi Tom E604
5 Medium Tom E604
6 Bass Tom E604
7 OH Jardin SM 81 Grand
8 OH Cour SM 81 Grand

9 hi congas SM 57 Grand
10 bass congas SM 57 Grand
11 Bass D.I
12 Bass amp MD 421 Petit
13 Guitar Amp Umberto SM 57 Petit
14 Guitar amp Nicolas D.I Petit

15 Lead voice Michel HF Main Grand (sans perche)
16 Lead voice Umberto SM 58 Grand
17 Drum voice SM 58 Grand
18 Congas voice SM 58 Grand
19 Chorus voice SM 58 Grand (sans perche)
20 Chorus voice SM 58 Grand (sans perche)
21 Chorus voice SM 58 Grand (sans perche)
22 Chorus voice SM 58 Grand (sans perche)
23 Guest voice HF Main Grand
24 Saxophoniste SM 58 Grand

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