Bibi Tanga with Thakita
Curated by: Alliance Francaise de Bombay and G5A

Alliance Française de Bombay in association with G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture presents Bibi Tanga with Thakita.


Bibi Tanga (a singer/performer from Paris) collaborates with John Anthony (a veteran guitarist/producer and founder of the band kARNATRiix), Sunil Kumar (a percussionist/singer), and Rahul (a bassist/flutist/DJ) to form the band Thakita.


Their soundscape is a unique blend of Central African Sangho and Indian Malayalam folk.

About the artist

Born in Bangui, BIBI TANGA is attracted to groove in all its shapes.

Curtis Mayfield, James Brown, Sly Stone and also Fela, the TPOK Jazz of Franco in Kinshasa, the National Guinean Bembeya Jazz remain his references. All bodied in 2000 into his first album “Le vent qui souffle “marked by his encounter with THE MALKA FAMILY and HIPI MUSIC label.



Bibi Tanga was looking to incorporate Indian folk and tribal style music into his upcoming production. Bibi flew to India to meet John Anthony, a veteran guitarist/producer and the founder of the band Karnatriix, with the idea of composing a couple of songs together. To add a flavor of rhythm and groove, John Anthony regrouped with his long time friend Sunil Kumar a percussionist/singer for this production. Rahul, a bassist/ flutist/DJ, also found his place in the composing sessions.

The three of them formed together the band Thakita. In a week’s time they ended up arranging five songs with a blend of Central African Sangho and Indian Malayalam folk.

The Black Box

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