A full day blow-out this November, BAN BAM is a new one-day festival from Improvised Music Company with a focus on female artists in jazz and improvised music, packed full of new ideas, new sounds and new music in The Complex, Dublin 7 on Saturday 25th November.
A play on ‘bean’, the Irish word for woman, BAN BAM is an exciting new festival event which heralds a longer term initiative by IMC to highlight female musicians playing jazz, improvised and experimental music, while supporting and empowering the wider scene and next generation through a variety of activities in 2018 and beyond.


From 7pm til late, BAN BAM presents a vibrant programme of live music at The Complex, headlined by London-based Afrobeat band-of-the-moment KOKOROKO.
KOKOROKO (meaning ‘be strong’ in Urhobo) is a London collective of musicians led by a stonking all female horn section embodying the BAN-BAM ‘chicks with chops’ ethos. They will let loose with their original brand of brass-fuelled rhythms steeped in an urban London attitude.
Ruba Shamshoum ربى شمشوم’s music mixes the harmony and improvised playfulness of jazz, with tinges of her native Middle Eastern and Arabic musical influence, creating a distinctive and vibrant sound in the company of a 5 piece band.


Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ban-bam-tickets-38809154225?aff=efbeventtix

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