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Bringing the Asian Underground Scene to Aoteoroa


Bringing the Asian Underground Scene to Aoteoroa…

2002 saw the formation of BIG BADA BOOM – a Wellington based, ‘Desi’ outfit consisting of 2 DJs, 3 MCs and 1 Percussionist. With their first gig at The Cross Bar, in Wellington, Big Bada Boom took off and the group has not looked back since. Aside from the instant lure of phat Bhangra tunes and grooving Bollywood favourites, Big Bada Boom has always set out to push the envelope when its comes to Indian dance music. Drawing on other influences such as Dancehall, Reggae, Dub, Drum n Bass, Hip Hop and its more popular cousin RnB, the selectors and MCs that perform at Big Bada Boom have created the NZ equivalent of UK’s Asian Underground scene here in Aoteoroa.

Big Bada Boom is

MC KthrNak (Vocalist) - MC Pundit (Vocalist) - MC Mantra (Vocalist)

DJ El-Amein-Ji (DJ, mixer) - DJ Ajnabee (DJ, mixer)

Dubey Tabla Walla (Percussionist)

“Big Bada Boom is an underground extravaganza of dhol laden beats, coupled with lyrical madness, and some down right righteous rhythms all rolled into one night of fun. A night with BBB consists of a whole heap of booty shakin’, grooving and all your favourite Bollywood and Bhangra tunes for you to sing along to.”

BIG BADA BOOM @ Galatos, Auckland

Saturday September 2

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