USA / Guadeloupe
Michael League, Chris McQueen and Bob Lanzetti of jazz collective Snarky Puppy head this exciting newly-formed group. Bokanté – meaning ‘exchange’ in Creole – is eight outstanding musicians from four continents. Their debut album, Strange Circles, goes from a Zeppelin-esque blues stomp to folkloric Caribbean kaladja. Lyrically, it reflects struggles we all face, and what Bokanté wants to see in the world – connection, unity and love through exchange.