Brazilian instrumental powerhouse returns to Oslo World.
Bixiga 70 visited Oslo World back in 2018 for an absolutely packed show at Nasjonal Jazzscene. That concert might well be one of the single most ecstatic moments in our festival's history. Yes, they’re that good - and this year, Bixiga 70 will return to Norway and the 30th edition of Oslo World.
Over the course of several thrilling albums and heavy touring activity, Bixiga 70 has become one of the most acclaimed and influential exponents of contemporary Afro-Brazilian sounds in the world today. The ten piece band is named after Bixiga, the neighbourhood in their hometown São Paulo. “70” is an hommage to Fela Kutis legendary outfit Africa ‘70 and represents the other part of the equation - a passionate, floor-shaking exploration of afrobeat and beyond.
From their inception, the band has been a true collective, sharing songwriting duties and the running of their recording studio. Their team spirit is evident on stage, from the tightly knit rhythm section in the back to the powerful horn section at the front. Their shared imagination spans 70’s cosmopolitan music of Ghana and Nigeria, the rhythms of African-Brazilian religious terreiros, hip hop, space jazz, malinkê, cumbia, carimbó and blaxploitation soundtracks. The global taste makers Glitterbeat are among the groups many admirers - the label released their latest full length album in 2018, and rereleased their incendiary debut album in 2021. This fall, Bixiga 70 will play in Oslo for the second time. Don’t miss out!