Made up of four musicians from eight continents, and led by Snarky Puppy’s Michael League, Bokanté took their thrilling live show on an international tour this past summer – the band’s first ever – that hit eight countries, winning them a legion of fans. The captivating Malika Tirolien is Bokanté’s vocalist, residing in Toronto by way of Guadalupe, and who sings in her native Creole. On guitar are Michael League, Chris McQueen and Bob Lanzetti – three-time Grammy® Award-winning guitarists from Snarky Puppy, plus House of God’s Lap Steel virtuoso Roosevelt Collier. Percussion is provided by Jamey Haddad (Paul Simon, Sting), André Ferrari (Väsen) and Keita Ogawa (Banda Magda, Yo-Yo Ma).
– Afropop Worldwide“One of the best surprises of the year was a blistering set by the newly-formed international ensemble Bokanté… Percussion and guitar-heavy (including lap and pedal steel), the band’s unusual instrumentation, evocative compositions (check Strange Circles) and searing energy made this one of the festival’s most memorable concerts.”
-Jazz TimesYoutube> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SraN0GFTcDQ</div>