Janka Nabay stopped by WYPR in Baltimore to share his story and his music. Listen below to learn more about Janka's musical influences and the spiritual beginnings of Bubu music.
Luaka Bop will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this week with a series of performances and talks at Mmuseumm, a kind of natural history museum located in an abandoned freight elevator, accessible through an alleyway in TriBeCa. Janka Nabay is set to perform three of his latest or oldest songs (don't know which) alongside guitarist Sleepy Doug Shaw. Click here for the full schedule of events and read more on Pitchfork, here.
Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang will be performing with Os Mutantes, the legendary Brazilian psychedelic-tropicalia band re-discovered by Luaka Bop (and who Beck later named an album after), and Javelin at Celebrate Brooklyn! this summer. Click here for more information.
Hangin' out after the show...
Janka and The Bubu Gang were asked to play at WNYC's studio. Listen below!
After a series of gigs together, Janka and the Bubu Gang got together with Steve Marion and members of his band, Delicate Steve, at the Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn. Below is a clip recorded in the control room of the studio while the guys worked out a tune called "Photographer."
Woop! Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang will perform this Sunday during the final day of "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry", the spring festival hosted by Brooklyn Academy of Music and curated by the National's Bryce and Aaron Dessner. Full festival lineup and more info here!