Bantunagojeje is a Berlin-based band led by Brazilian Saxophonist and Composer Paulo Cedraz from the city of Salvador da Bahia. It features some of the best musicians from the Jazz and Latin scenes in Berlin, hailing from many different countries. Bantunagojeje delivers intense grooves in skillfully crafted, original compositions made to make you dance. Its name derives from three words: Bantu, Nago and Jeje referring to African peoples that were enslaved, brought to Brazil and are responsible for the rich Afro Brazilian cultural heritage. Bahia’s culture and Afro-Brazilian culture are inseparable. Bantunagojeje is a powerful word of acknowledgement, a political and cultural manifestation of love and respect.