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The Bongolian

The Bongolian

The Bongolian


While still writing and performing with Big Boss Man, multi-instrumentalist Nasser Bouzida, (or just Nass to you and me), disappeared into the studio to create a brand new sound in the name of his new alter ego The Bongolian. As The Bongolian, Nasser takes us on a solo musical journey through heavy Funk and Latin Soul writing, performing and recording all the material himself in the process. And for a young man whoseprincipal interests are drums and percussion being The Bongolian makes a whole lotta sense. Read more on Last.fm
While still writing and performing with Big Boss Man, multi-instrumentalist Nasser Bouzida, (or just Nass to you and me), disappeared into the studio to create a brand new sound in the name of his new alter ego The Bongolian. As The Bongolian, Nasser takes us on a solo musical journey through heavy Funk and Latin Soul writing, performing and recording all the material himself in the process. And for a young man whoseprincipal interests are drums and percussion being The Bongolian makes a whole lotta sense. Drawing on all his past influences, Nass produced an inspired recording blending elements of Funk, Soul and Jazz withgrinding percussion and heavy Bongo rhythms.

The new sound is epitomised by the funky rhythmic stomp of his debut single 'Bongohead', and the eponymous 'The Bongolian' album which was released early in 2003, to much critical acclaim. Having played all the instruments for the studio recording himself, The Bongolian now had the problem of assemble a band in order to take the new Bongo Funk sound on the road. After experimenting with a variety of line-ups The Bongolian live band has finally solidified into Dariusz Slusarczyk on Congas and percussion, Reinis Axelssonon on drums and Jerry Haglund on Guitar. Trevor Harding, (a Big Boss Man and Skooby veteran) provides Bass, while Nass concerns himself with Organ and Keyboards, Timbalis and of course, the Bongos. The Bongolian's debut gig was a headline slot at the prestigious Rennes Jazz Festival in France.

This has been followed by more gigs in Europe and a series of UK gigs including a sell out hometown show at London’s Metro Club. In 2005,The Bongolian toured with Holly Golightly (as support and also playing in her band) in the UK, the USA and Germany, as well as recording with her on her forthcoming new album. The Bongolian released his 3rd album 'Outer Bongolia' in 2008, again to much critical acclaim. The fourth album is due to be released early 2011. Download The Bongolian: http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-bongolian/id156881502 http://www.facebook.com/TheBongolian http://www.myspace.com/thebongolian http://www.bongolian.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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