The Thekla Archives: 2017

Vagabon, DHP Presents : Vagabon

  • Thursday 19th October 2017
  • Supported by: porridge radio


700 Website Vagabon

Described by Pitchfork as "an indie rock game changer", Laetitia Tamko was raised in Cameroon before moving to New York with her parents in time for high school. She grew up around music and loved it, but finishing engineering school was a priority before music could start to feel like a real possibility. “When I was in Cameroon, my mom would have these ‘reunions’ which was just her friends coming over on Sundays,” she says. “There was a lot of music around me. Traditional West-African songs sung as group chants, hand drums and percussive instruments being played, etc.” To date, Tamko mostly listens to East and West African music nostalgic of her childhood, styles of music that influence her own in subtle ways.


The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 7:00pm
Ages 14+

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