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"Led by their grooves, Barika is wholly rhythmic, captivating audiences with the beautiful, hypnotic way in which they interweave melody and groove to create something that is not only danceable, but incredibly interesting to listen to. Barika creates a soundscape of funk soaked in psychedelic, West African resonance." - Performer Magazine

Craig Myers

Craig Myers who, in addition to leading Barika on the N'Goni, is also a current member of the Mike Gordon Band, and one of the founding members of Rubblebucket. He has ...

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Caleb Bronz

CALEB BRONZ, a drummer based in Burlington, Vermont, plays and records with a wide variety of groups and artists including Barika, Mighty Sam McClain, Prydein, Ray Vega, Johnny A,...

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Giovanni Rovetto

Giovanni Rovetto, a.k.a jbobfunky. Bassist, Producer, Front-End Developer & Developing Human Being. Due to his diverse style in world and afro-cuban bass, Giovanni has performed with...

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Rob Compa

Rob Compa is the guitarists and vocalist for Dopapod as well as the Rob Compa Trio. Rob has been playing music all his life. He has been playing with Barika since moving to...

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Trumpet / Keys

Chris Hawthorne

Trumpeter Christopher Hawthorn brings a rich pallet of colors to the stage through the use of guitar effect pedals and keyboards; from soaring brass tones to swimming Moog synthesizer...

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Baritone / Keys

Matt Davide

Matt Davide is a multi-instrumentalist, educator and composer in Chittenden County, VT. He has performed on saxophone and bass with Barika, Dr. Ruckus, Grundlefunk, the Collin Craig...

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"In their most realized band effort to date, one that truly captures the essence of West African, soul and psychedlica into a bold brew that retains focus, intrigue and undeniably stellar musicianship; Barika has created an underground classic." - Glide Magazine


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