Saint Etienne l'allier, France
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. This group in the composition crosses, proposes a concept nude-rumba based on an afrogroove of fusion where we are subtly go alongside to Afro rhythms, hiphop, funk, soul and Jazz. The texts of their songs are strong and conscious because Bantunani makes some music a means of raising awareness and dance.
Bantunani, at instigation of Michel Nzau, express with strength the alliance completed between tradition and modern rhythms where every member of the group can bring its musical culture.
We so discover, through the boldness of a group worried of avoiding pictures, that the music is above all journey and meet beings.
Their influences :
Wendo Kolosoy, JB.Lenoir, Franco, Mahmoud AHMED, Sly and Family Stones, Nina Simone, Gil Scott Heron, James Brown,Charles Mingus, Richard Wagner, Michael Jackson, Miriam MAKEBA, Arrested Development, Living color.
Around Michel N’zau VUANDA, the other members are:
Niwa Koshi : Bassiste /arrangeur
Dezzy Drums : Batteur / arrangeur
Bogdan Pachod : Guitariste / arrangeur
Arnaud Affolter : violoniste / keyboard
Barbara Salt : Interprète - choriste