Bai Kamara Jr & The Voodoo Sniffers

« My musical and artistic journey has now led me to this pivotal stage of my career where the ‘SALONE’ project (which means Sierra Leone in the Krio language) finally allows me to delve into my African roots and more specifically that of of Sierra Leone, my country of origin. Never before had I had the strength to undertake this work.
‘SALONE’ is also the title of my new blues and roots album, and “The Voodoo Sniffers” is the name of my new band.
Although I was born in Sierra Leone, I have never played or made music in Africa. My first steps into the world of music were made while at school in England. As a professional musician, it was Belgium that gave birth to me. Though I was predestined to live my childhood, adolescence and adult life between the continents of Africa and Europe, the rythms and sounds of African have always lived in me.
Artistically, the making of this album (where I played all the instruments and sang all the voices) was a spiritual, joyful, refreshing and rewarding introspection. I put all my soul and heart into it. As the blues has always been at the heart of my artistic journey and it was the obvious and perfect vehicle to express my feelings and musical inspirations for this expedition into the roots of my African heritage… »

– Bai Kamara Jr


Album "Salone" coming january 2020

First single "Lady boss" available july 3, 2019

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Biography of Bai Kamara Jr

A warm, funky voice, but just as sober and intimate. Bai Kamara Jr’s music is a mix of soul, blues, funk, R&B and jazz influences.
Bai Kamara Jr, son of the former Sierra Leonean ambassador in Brussels, who grew up in the United Kingdom and has lived in Brussels for over 25 years, is a committed singer-songwriter who reveals his African origins in his music. He has shared the stage with international artists such as Habib Koité, Cassandra Wilson, Rokia Traoré, was the opening act of Vanessa Paradis’ ‘LOVE ALBUM’ INTERNATIONAL TOUR in 2014 (25 dates) and June 2019 (5 dates), he sang in duo with Dani Klein from Vaya Con Dios as well as being her supporting act.
His involvement with NGOs has led to a collaboration with the world star Youssou N’Dour. Two of Bai’s songs were recorded by the Spanish director Paco Torres for the film El Vuelo Del Tren (The Magic of Hope).
Bai is a brilliant composer who shows his very diverse musical talent in his 5 albums (Living Room, Urban Gipsy, Disposable Society, This Is Home and Mystical Survivors). His next CD ‘SALONE’ signed for a world license with the German Records Company M.I.G.-music will be released in January 2020.
This very personal and bluesy work marks a new stage in his career, also reinforced by his collaboration for his international management with the Zig Zag World agency.


Members

Patrick Dorcean / Boris Tchango – Drums and Percussion
Eric Moens – Electric Guitar
Tom Beardslee – Electric Guitar
Désiré Somé – Bass


Videos


They talk about it

“For many music fans, Bai Kamara Jr. & The Voodoo Sniffers were the highlight of the Musik-Marathon. Blues, rock and poetic songs, all in a very individual style and innovative mix. For more than 20 years Bai Kamara Jr., son of the former Sierra Leonean ambassador, lives in Brussels, has shared the stage with numerous internationally renowned musicians, and is considered as a brilliant composer.
His full professional skills were also on display in Eupen. “An insane temperament”, the audience noticed. “And what an energy.” Even after an hour on stage, Bai Kamara and his band had lost none of their energy. The crowd stretched far beyond he roofed auditorium. There was hardly anyone who wasn’t infected by the rhythm, hardly anyone who wasn’t dancing along. And Bai Kamara Jr. just kept on asking: do you want more?”
Grenz-Echo (Belgium)


Discography of Bai Kamara Jr


Booking

International Management & Booking
Zig Zag World
Tel: +32 2 537 25 25
E-Mail: info@zigzagworld.be

Co-management & Booking Belgium
Vanessa Caestecker
Tel: +32 479 21 53 11
E-mail: bkj.booking@gmail.com

Booking France
NEMO Music
François Peyratout
Tel: +33 620 761010
E-mail: fr.peyratout@nemomusic.com

Booking Germany
MuddyLives
Bernd Schulte
Tel: +49 5906 933 447 / +49 170 96 586 11
E-mail: info@muddylives.de

Booking The Netherlands
Monkeyman Agency
Kees Spruit
Tel: +31 497 540054
E-mail: info@monkeyman.nl

Booking UK & Ireland
the awesome company
E-mail: mel@awesomecompany.net


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