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Baba Bruja are Hobart’s very own 12 piece all original Afrobeat/ indofunk orchestra, and are one of the largest Afrobeat bands in Australia. Featuring some of Tasmania’s most loved jazz and funk musicians the band have bought their high energy music to audiences across the state at a wide range of festivals, venues and events. The group play entirely original music (written and arranged by bandleader and trombonist Stephen McEntee) and bring a unique sound to the Tasmanian scene. The group draw inspiration from the musical traditions of West Africa, Turkey, India and South America, and are forming partnerships with members of the wider community I order to expand our own musical horizons. Baba Bruja are: Stephen McEntee: bandleader, composer and trombone Adam Davenport-Hortle: trombone Dave Titherley: trumpet Jim Verral: trumpet Mitch Ellis: tenor sax and clarinet Nick Ngent: baritone Sax Kelly Ottaway: keyboards Ben Brinkhoff: bass Isaac Gee: bass Nick Parish: guitar Matt Ives: drums Eduardo Venegas: percussion Sam Dawson: percussion Maggie Abraham: percussion   

Music Tasmania acknowledges Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of this island, lutruwita (Tasmania). We pay our respects to elders past and present and acknowledge traditional peoples' connection to country. We respect the traditions and customs of the Aboriginal people of lutruwita, who remain the custodians of these lands.