Zitakula is equal parts high-energy funk and a hypnotic trip around the southern hemisphere.
In the past three years, Zitakula has played over a hundred shows at dozens of festivals with their own infectious brand of funk, afrobeat and tropical grooves, setting thousands of feet loose on the dance floor in nearly a hundred shows. They played at Oerol, Noorderslag, Wicked Jazz Sounds Festival, Zwarte Cross, 22Fest, Summer Jazz, Valkhof Festival, Welcome to the Village and Noorderzon, Paradiso and de Melkweg, among others—and were featured in Dutch television show De Wereld Draait Door.
In September 2016, the band was transformed by the arrival of vocalist Sandy Miessi Bakomi. In four months they wrote and recorded their debut album Oasis. The record mixes afrobeat, swampfunk, southern soul and psychedelic rock into an explosive cocktail.
Oasis was produced by Wiboud Burkens (Jungle By Night, Zuco 103, Benjamin Herman), recorded in Amsterdam and financed through a successful crowdfunding campaign. The artwork for the album was designed by Amsterdam-based Machine.
Get ready to check out Zitakula's brand new sound at festivals and shows throughout the Netherlands.
Sandy Miessi Bakomi (vocals)
Luc Janssens (trumpet & percussion)
Wolf Bierens (alt sax & shekere)
Mark Oomen (tenor sax, guitar & conga's)
Camiel van Zilfhout (guitar)
Mathijs Boom (keys)
Pieter Wolter (bass)
Robbert Jaspers (drums)