Bristol Jazz Fest & Lakota Gardens Present: HÉLÉLÉ
Sunday 9th May 2021

Bristol Jazz Fest & Lakota Gardens Present: HÉLÉLÉ

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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About event

Inspired by the rhythms of the Bantu Forest of Cameroon, Alphonse Daudet Touna formed Helele to ‘enrich and share his music with the world.’ He started at an early age playing the drums at traditional village ceremonies where he developed his talent as a composer and performer. The haunting vocals, sung in tribal language ‘Bassa’, send messages of peace and reconciliation.


With influences from Assiko, Makossa to Bikutsi – the grooves are guaranteed to exhilarate audiences. Our music can be described as afro-jazz, authentic Afro sounds blended with traditional rhythms originating from the Bantu forest of Cameroon.


Helele’s line up includes Alphonse Daudet Touna on vocals, BALAFON and percussion, Dino Christodoulou on tenor saxophone, Neil Smith on lead guitar, Ron Phelan on bass and Greg White on drums.

You must arrive within 30 minutes of your ticket time or it will no longer be valid and you will not be able to obtain a refund after this time.

We operate “Challenge 25” if you look under 25 you will be required to display ID upon entry to the event.

Tickets are non transferable, the ticket holder may be asked to provide identification to enter the event, this must match the details on the ticket.

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