THE FREQUENCY & LEGALIZE IT present JANKA NABAY & THE BUBU GANG w/ Asumaya, Chants
September 25, 8:30 PM
Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang visits The Frequency Tuesday, September 25th (8:30pm). The band is on a tour out west after dates with Omar Souleyman and a stellar show at the MOMA in support of their En Yay Sah LP, available now on Luaka Bop.
Sierra Leonean native Ahmed Janka Nabay single-handedly radicalized bubu, a frantically-paced electronic dance music with ancient, magical origins. As civil war raged in Freetown, his cassettes sold in the hundreds of thousands and kids followed him through the streets. Despite his efforts to make peace, Janka became a target. He was able to escape, and now resides in DC, joined by members of Gang Gang Dance/Highlife, Skeletons, Zs and Saadi. Together they've become the first Bubu band ever in America, releasing their An Letah EP (True Panther), and now En Yay Sah.