Barika is a six piece funky, dubbed out, psychedelic West African flavored band from Burlington, Vermont. The group is led by Craig Myers who, in addition to leading Barika on the N’Goni, is also a current member of Mike Gordon’s Band, and was one of the original founding members of Rubblebucket. He has performed alongside many artists and bands including Midnight, Toubab Krewe, Djeneba Seck, and John Brown’s Body. The rest of the band consists of Caleb Bronz (drums), Giovanni Rovetto (bass), Colin Lenox (keys,guitar), Chris Hawthorne (trumpet) and Matt Davide (baritone).
Barika will be releasing their highly anticipated third album When The Time Comes on February 17th, which was recorded over the past couple years at Egan Media Productions and The Drum Room. In their most realized band effort to date, one that truly captures the essence of West African, soul and psychedlica into a bold brew that retains focus, intrigue and undeniably stellar musicianship; Barika has created an underground classic. Guest vocalists include Daby Touré, Kat Wright, Matthew O’Brian, Stephanie Lynn Heaghney and Craig Mitchel.