Baba Soul



Baba Soul

In 2011 in the most unlikely of places – the remote subarctic city of Oslo, Norway – the Funk was reborn anew. Newly arrived on the shores of the frozen fjords, and compelled by his burning passion for classic-era Funk and Soul, Lisbon-native vocalist Hugo Castro (a.k.a. Baba Soul) set out on an inspired musical mission: to assemble the baddest band the North had ever seen and with their aid, re-establish the righteous glory of the Funk all over the world with a freshness yet unheard of. By the grace of the Gods of Groove, it came to be that seven Scholars of Stank came forth and answered Baba’s call, and thus the Professors of Funk were formed.


Comprised of a classic combo that combined a fiery rhythm section of guitar, bass, drums and organ with the support of a thunderous horn ensemble of trumpet, tenor sax and trombone – the stage was set for Baba Soul to take his rightful place at the head of this mighty musical force and begin a new chapter in European Funk history.


Baba & the Professors have sought to research and refine the secrets of the masters of old, such as James Brown and the JB’s, Otis Redding and Booker T and MG’s, George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, Kool and The Gang, and many others. However, despite due diligence to the timeless sounds and styles of the 60’s-70’s, Baba & the Professors have managed nonetheless to craft a unique and modern brand of revitalized Funk and Soul music by incorporating elements from related groove forms both new and old, such as Jazz, Gospel, Blues, Hip-Hop/R&B and Afro,






1. Boogaloo

2. Try

3. If You Love Me

4. I'm So Lucky

5. Funkstorm

6. Make It Funky (Everywhere)

7. Eu E Tu (Me and You)

8. I Got Soul

9. Set Me Free

10. Believe

11. Can You Be True


Released: 2017

Label: So Real International


Live Videos


Official Videos





16.09.2018 Linda-A-Velha, Portugal

28.09.2018 tba., Portugal

31. 10.2018 Oslo, Norway

18. 11.2018 tba., Portugal

30.11.2018 Rostock, Germany




Angelina Kolodzig

Exclusive Management & Booking


Client: Baba Soul (Portugal)


Category: Soul / Funk


Label: So Real International


Territory: worldwide, exluding Portugal