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Bokanté (Virtual Livestream Concert)
SFJAZZ’s new online concert series “Fridays at Five” airs every Friday at 5:00pm PDT, 8:00pm EDT.
$5 Monthly Digital Membership
$60 Annual Digital Membership
The $5 ‘Fridays at Five’ monthly digital membership and the tip jar during the broadcasts will directly support SFJAZZ and the artists featured in the performances. The series features exclusive footage from some of the most memorable SFJAZZ concerts from the past few years.
SFJAZZ has long maintained a relationship with the members of jazz/funk superband Snarky Puppy. Named with the word meaning “exchange” in the Antillean Creole language spoken on vocalist Malika Tirolien’s Caribbean home island of Guadeloupe, Bokanté is one of the latest omnivorous conglomerations assembled by bassist and Snarky Puppy mastermind Michael League. This joyous performance, filmed in September 2018, combines the Snarky Puppy guitar line and lap steel virtuoso Roosevelt Collier with a trio of percussionists including Swedish virtuoso André Ferrari and Ghanaian master Weedie Braimah. Bokanté brings a dynamic multicultural musical approach that marries the electric blues of Led Zeppelin with Afropop and folkloric Caribbean styles, unified by the soaring vocals of Tirolien, whose lyrics paint unflinching portraits of joy, protest, racism, triumph, crisis, hope, and unity.