The hot African musical giant is heading straight to the Europe.
One is intrigued listening to this wild group with vindictive and melancholic undertones. This « multiracial » group proposes a nu-rumba concept based on afro-groove fusion, where afro-rhythms meet hip-hop, funk, soul, and jazz. The group’s songs are powerful and aware. Bantunani’s music is both a consciousness raising and a dancing music.
Under the driving force of Michel Nzau, the group is a perfect blend between traditional and modern rhythms where every member brings in his or her own musical culture. The group is in perpetual re-evaluation of its artistic approach vis-a-vis its artistic and humanistic goals.
So since its creation in 2006 the life of the groups has been rich and eventful, witnessing an evolution in its constitution.
The rhythmic core, made of the drummer Johnny Millebaga or of Désiré (Dezzy Drums) and of the base player Niwa Koshi, is always maintained in its blending with other influences. Umberto Luambo is the co-founder and guitar player of the group. One recognizes the african style of his playing that can also call in hard rock elements or (« guitar cocotte style »!).
This is the nucleus of the group around which other artists gravitate, enriching the Bantunani experience. An experience that is renewed with each album. But we must not forget the surprising, sensual and languorous chorus that adds itself to this electro-acoustic combination, and most of all the mesmerizing energy of the lead singer, Michel Nzau who transforms dance and music into instruments at the service of the verb.