Guitarists Michael League, Chris McQueen, and Bob Lanzetti (all from GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz and funk collective Snarky Puppy)
French-Creole singer-songwriter and vocalist Malika Tirolien
Percussion legend Jamey Haddad
Pedal and lap steel virtuoso Roosevelt Collier
Percussionists André Ferrari and Keita Ogawa
The word bokanté means “exchange” in Creole. And this world music supergroup is a true exchange, with eight musicians from four continents creating a rich fusion of electric blues, Afro-pop, jazz and folkloric Caribbean styles.
“Though the ensemble is multilingual, multicultural, and multi-generational, we all feel connected as musicians and people. And in combining our different accents I feel that there is a strangely common and poignant sound, one that can reach and relate to listeners around the world.”
–Bokanté co-founder Michael League