SEPTEMBER PREMIERES: BIXIGA 70 & BIGYUKI

SEPTEMBER 15 & 29 AT 21:00 CEST

Like in any other month, Stingray DJAZZ premieres new concerts and documentaries this September. Stingray DJAZZ dedicates September to São Paulo-based ensemble Bixiga 70 and New York City-based artist BIGYUKI, both recorded at live music venue BIRD in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The first concert premieres on September 15 at 21:00 CEST, while the latter premieres on September 29 at 21:00 CEST. Fans of Latin American flavours will love Bixiga 70, and contemporary hip-hop fanatics will enjoy BIGYUKI: make sure not to let these September premieres slip under your radar!

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 AT 21:00 CEST | BIXIGA 70

Stemming from Brazil's São Paulo, Bixiga 70 is an exciting brass and percussion-based instrumental dance ensemble that combines jazz, funk, and Afro-Brazilian music, incorporating elements from dub, reggae, electronics, cumbia, carimbo, Ethio-jazz, and samba. The name Bixiga 70 is taken from a vibrant neighbourhood in downtown São Paulo. Organic, ritualistic, and sometimes even primal, the band’s music appeals to those who seek out mental and physical freedom.

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 AT 21:00 CEST | BIGYUKI

BIGYUKI’s is New York City’s secret musical weapon! His unprecedented sound has attracted the attention of many, including Grammy Award-winning and nominated artists such as Q-Tip, Bilal, Talib Kweli, Harvey Mason, Marcus Strickland, Mark Giuliana, and Meshell Ndegeocello. BIGYUKI's music offers a soulful exploration into the wondrous soundscapes of his infinitely virtuosic mind. Infusing elements of jazz, classical music, hip-hop, soul, rock, dance, and electronica, BIGYUKI reaches a new and inspiring level, with support from guitarist Randy Runyon and drummer Smithsoneon. It is hard to believe that just three musicians can create a sound this massive.