The Bongo Hop
Genre bending, world blending, dance music!
It took The Bongo Hop two albums and 5 years of existence to have their name established on the so called «world music» map – the afro caribbean one in particular. The success of tracks like Agua Fria, El Terron and Sonora, was followed by 120 gigs on the best stages: Womad Spain, Nancy Jazz Pulsations, The Barbican London, Ariano Folk Festival, Tempo Latino, Lent Festival to name just a few. And it all seems to be rooted not just in their sense of poly-rythmic danceability, but also on their original genre-bending approach, an invitation to escape to our own imaginaries, far from music- marketing trends.