BONDEKO Performance & Workshop

Performance — Friday, Sep 24 at 7:00 PM
Intercultural Music Making Workshop — Saturday, Sep 25 at 3:00 PM

Bondeko (Lingala): the feeling of being family with those who are not necessarily your blood relatives.

Based in Portland, Maine, Bondeko is the coming together of three generations and three distinctive musical lineages from three very different life journeys…except the experience of migrating to America.

Bondeko fuses eclectic rhythms from Albania, the Republic of Congo, France, American soul, Gypsy music and much more… Some band members only share a dozen words of common language… But Bondeko exemplifies the unifying power of artistic expression, experience and global connection!

Wondering how this band overcomes significant language barriers to make music together? Join Bondeko band members for an Intercultural Music Making Workshop to learn how they transcend these barriers to integrate different musical and cultural backgrounds into a coherent musical style, and how you can implement these methods in your own projects!