Xibaba

Brazilian Jazz

XIBABA (she-BA-ba) is a band that plays Brazilian music for listening and dancing, including bossa nova, samba, baião, forro, frevo, chorinho, partido alto, and the music of Egberto Gismonte, Hermeto Pascoal, Airto Moeira and others.

Members

Group size ranges from 2 – 7 musicians, depending on the performance

  • Mira Kehoe – voice, keyboards, drum set, percussion
  • Tom Kehoe – piano, keys, sax, flute (including bass, contra-bass & alto flutes), vibes, bass clarinet, melodica, steel drums, AX-synth
  • Kevin Daley – guitar
  • Tim O’Keefe – percussion, congas, oud, harmonica
  • John Croarkin – flutes (including bass & alto flutes), sax (alto, tenor and Baritone)
  • Babatunde Lea – drums, congas, African percussion
  • Bill Paul – drums, percussion
  • Dan Weston – bass, percussion
  • Hans Friese – sax, flutes, percussion

Booking

Xibaba has a very large repertoire of music, vocal and instrumental, ranging from jazz to Brazilian and world music. We are currently booking the band as a duo, trio or a larger group at summer festivals, private parties, concert venues, restaurants and clubs. Set lists and repertoire are tailored to appeal to every audience.

Call for booking and calendar up-dates at 651-642-0963, or email miratomkehoe@gmail.com.


Recent summer concerts

  • South of the Border Brazilian Music Concert / Sundin Music Hall
  • Apple Splash Festival 2018
  • Pop-ups at Central Station 2017-18
  • Pianos on Parade 2016-19
  • Street Shows on Nicollet Mall 2018-19
  • Springtacular on the Nicollet Mall 2018
  • Capella Tower events 2018
  • SPS Tower events 2018
  • Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts – Jazz concert
  • Art on the Avenue – West St. Paul
  • Better Bridges Bash – Friendly Streets Initiative
  • Bastille Day Block Party – Selby and Snelling Ave.
  • Hamline Midway Spring Festival – Main Stage
  • Heart of the City Music in the Park – Burnsville
  • World Music Festival – Hamline Park
  • Ice Cream, Peanut Butter & Jam Festival / Merriam Park
  • Diversity Day Festival – VA Medical Center
  • Little Mekong Night Market
  • Fiesta del Otoño – Minnetonka District School
  • Woodbury Central Park – Music in the Park
  • Art on the Kinni Art Festival – River Falls, WI
  • Art on the Green Line – Rondo event
  • Art on the Green Line – Prospect Park event
  • Friendly Streets Initiative – Fairview Avenue event
  • Future of Fourth event
  • Pangea World Theater Benefit
  • We Are Water – The Soap Factory
  • Art at Hamline Park concert
  • Pine City Art in the Park
  • Northern Spark Festival
  • Franconia Sculpture Park World Music Festival
  • Eagan Art Festival
  • Art at Rice Creek – Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts
  • Bloomington Night of Latin Jazz
  • International Festival of Burnsville
  • Lake Pepin Food, Wine & Cider Festival
  • Northfield Books & Stars
  • Loring Park Art Festival
  • Great River Road Wine Trail Weekend
  • Heartwood Festival
  • Hot Summer Jazz Festival
  • Macy’s Day of Music – Orchestra Hall
  • St. Anthony Main Summer Music Series
  • Stone Arch Festival of the Arts
  • Plymouth Music in the Park
  • Plymouth Summer Music Series
  • Mound Bay Park Summer Music
  • Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts – Festival of the Arts
  • Franconia Sculpture Park Gala Art & Artist Celebration
  • Burnsville Civic Center
  • Como Park Lakeside Pavillion
  • Mears Park /St. Paul
  • Rice Park/St. Paul
  • Maple Grove Music Series
  • Summer Sounds/Minneapolis Aquatennial
  • Excelsior Commons Summer Concert Series
  • FRANCONIA SCULPTURE PARK – Kid’s Day
  • Annandale Summer Concert Series
  • Live from Studio 5! KFAI
  • Roseville Entertainment in the Park Series
  • Concerts at City Square Park – Chaska
  • Minnesota Garlic Festival
  • Music in the Park – Veterans Park, River Falls
  • Lakeville Harvest Festival
  • Taste of KFAI – A Day to Celebrate Culture
  • Tunes at Noon/Peavey Plaza
  • Staring Lake Concert Series – Eden Prairie
  • World Fest – Hamline University
  • Music in the Park – Hopkins
  • Journey of the Drum – Hamline University
  • Sounds of Summer – Maple Grove Town Green
  • LeDuc Historic Estate – Hastings
  • Spirit of the Saint Croix Art Festival – Hudson
  • Dog Days of Stockholm
  • Stockholm Art Fair
  • Afton-Hudson Cruise Lines – Brazilian Cruise
  • Parkview Villa Celebration – Columbia Heights
  • Calvin Christian School – Brazilian Music Concert

Recent public venues

  • SW Craft Bar and Restaurant
  • The Dubliner
  • Cracked Barrel Winery
  • Tangiers
  • The Wine Market
  • Mai Village
  • Two Rivers Winery
  • mendoberri café & wine bar
  • Dock Cafe
  • Millennium Hotel
  • Café Luxx
  • Dusty’s
  • Lena’s Lucky Star
  • Alexis Bailly Vineyard
  • Sophia
  • Urban Olive & Vine
  • Nomad World Pub
  • Afton-Hudson Cruise Lines
  • Vic’s
  • Strings
  • Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery
  • Zander Café
  • Khyber Pass Cafe
  • Bar Lurçat
  • Calhoun Beach Club
  • three fish
  • Downtowner Woodfire Grill
  • Terlizzo’s
  • Hilton Hotel
  • The Melting Pot
  • Maiden Rock Creamery
  • La Bodega
  • Northcoast
  • Joe’s Garage
  • Bellanotte
  • Dixie’s on Grand
  • Mystic Lake Casino
  • Stillwater Cruise
  • Raspberry Island Boathouse
  • Ruby Begonia’s
  • Nova Wine Bar & Bistro
  • Tryg’s
  • Minneapolis Golf Club
  • erté
  • French Press Jazz Café
  • The Shore Club
  • 3 Muses
  • Blue Star Room Tavern
  • West Wind Supper Club
  • Zeke’s Unchained Animal