Atanga Boom was founded in 2012 by six musicians with a common passion for groove, powerjazz and
worldmusic. Before that, the individual members built their stage experience performing alongside Jose
James, Joseph Bowie, Caro Emerald, Monsieur Dubois, Bernie’s Lounge and The Shuffle Demons. This new
group immediately caught the attention of the Dutch scene, being welcomed by such venues as the
Paradiso, the North Sea Jazz Club and Jazz in Duketown.
The sound of Atanga Boom is defined by the presence of the tuba and the baritone saxophone. Two wind
instruments covering the lowest register, battling the forces of drums and percussion, with sparkling
effects from the guitar and keys, supplying everything with both raw and sophisticated sounds. In
between all the instrumental violence, vocal intermissions are served by percussion player and singer
All Atanga Boom bandmembers contribute to the material as composer. Some of them also write music in
the field of theatre, dance and film, scoring for The Scapino Ballet, “The Hitchcock 9” project produced by
the EYE institute or the short movie “Ciel” screened at the Cannes filmfestival.