Album artwork for History by Bokante

On their third album, Bokanté have plugged into the blues, tracing the genre's roots in West Africa and the Arab world through the diaspora into the retro-modern present. These nine tracks tell — with lyrics sung mainly in Guadeloupean Creole — of outsiders and seers, memories and joy; of black history, global unity and the futility of war. Of taking time to rest, feel, love. Of the redemptive power of music — as a conduit, a change maker, a muse.

History finds Bokanté exploring further, dressing folkloric instruments including the Arabic oud, West African ngoni and North African guembri, the bass lute favoured by Morocco's Gnawa maalems, in western clothes.

Bokante

History

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Album artwork for History by Bokante
LP

£27.99

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Released 30/06/2023Catalogue Number

LPRW244

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Album artwork for History by Bokante
CD

£11.99

Released 30/06/2023Catalogue Number

CDRW244

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Bokante

History

Real World
Album artwork for History by Bokante
LP

£27.99

Black
Released 30/06/2023Catalogue Number

LPRW244

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for History by Bokante
CD

£11.99

Released 30/06/2023Catalogue Number

CDRW244

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

On their third album, Bokanté have plugged into the blues, tracing the genre's roots in West Africa and the Arab world through the diaspora into the retro-modern present. These nine tracks tell — with lyrics sung mainly in Guadeloupean Creole — of outsiders and seers, memories and joy; of black history, global unity and the futility of war. Of taking time to rest, feel, love. Of the redemptive power of music — as a conduit, a change maker, a muse.

History finds Bokanté exploring further, dressing folkloric instruments including the Arabic oud, West African ngoni and North African guembri, the bass lute favoured by Morocco's Gnawa maalems, in western clothes.