Baba Bruja

Baba Bruja are a 12 piece Afrobeat Dance Orchestra based in Hobart, Tasmania. The ensemble consists of some of Hobart’s best loved jazz and funk musicians and features the original compositions of bandleader and trombonist Stephen McEntee. Formed in August 2017, the band have performed across Tasmania at festivals and events including Dark Mofo (2019), Falls Festival (2018 and 2019), A Festival Called Panama (2019), Taste of Tasmania (2018 and 2019) and Party in the Paddock (2018).

In 2019 the band crowd-funded and recorded their debut album at Kickstart Arts in Newtown. The album is due to be released in November 2019. The ensemble were nominated for a National Live Music Award (Tasmania) in 2019. Baba Bruja have supported artists such as Kylie Auldist and Sex on Toast, and are planning a national tour in 2020 with internationally renowned Cumbia and Latin dance band Amaru Tribe.