Refugee Group Banda Bomoko to Play Free Concert in São Paulo this Saturday

Banda Bomoko is a group of refugee musicians from the Congo and Angola who currently reside in Rio de Janeiro. “Bomoko” in Lingala, a language from the Congo, means “union” and “unity”.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Saturday, May 25th, at 4 PM, Banda Bomoko will be playing a free concert at São Paulo’s Sesc Presidente Prudente center. The band consists of refugees from Angola and the Congo who - with help from Adriana Queiroz, director of Infância sem Fronteiras - put on shows celebrating the cultural riches and music of Africa.

“Since World War II, the world has never witnessed so many people forced to escape their own country,” comments Adriana Queiroz, director of Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?