The Cluny presents:

The Bongolian – Live Band Show

With support from

  • The Bongolian & friends rare funk & soul 45's


  • Date: Fri 30 Aug 2024
  • Venue: The Cluny
  • Advance tickets: £15
  • Doors: 7:30pm
  • Age restrictions: 18+

Calling all rare groove heads and dance floor beatniks and hip thrusters. We are keeping the Cluny Summer going with an evening of pure musical bliss thanks to a full live band show from The Bongolian.

Don’t worry about missing the support, there isn’t one. Instead we’ve convinced Nass to spin back to back rare funk, soul and breakbeat 45s to have an evening that will keep you on the dance floor all night long.

Back in 2001, Nasser Bouzida disappeared into his studio and created a solo set of recordings which resulted in the birth of his alter ego The Bongolian. Drawing on influences of Funk, Latin, Soul and Jazz Nasser produced an inspired selection of recordings blending elements of grinding percussion and heavy Bongo rhythms. The eponymous debut ‘The Bongolian’ was released early in 2002 to much critical acclaim, and followed up by the albums ‘Blueprint’, ‘Outer Bongolian’ and ‘Bongos For Beatniks’. The albums have become record box essentials for DJs, finding a wide appeal from Dance and Hip-Hop to Rare Groove and Funk 45s fans.

Nasser Bouzida is a man with talent to spare. A Latin-flavoured jazz-funk odyssey Q MAGAZINE

Forget your preconceptions, this is the REAL incredible bongo bandCLASH

Gorgeously psychedelic4½ SUBBA-CULTCHA

Mightily funky, Hammond driven bongo rhythms… part mod, part Sergio Mendes, very swingin’…TIME OUT

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