Video of the Week | Tank and the Bangas | You So Dumb (Jam In The Van)

Get a dose of some Caribbean soul flow with this velvety performance by Tank and the Bangas of their song, “You So Dumb.”

Some performances are just so compelling that it glues the listener right in, and this live performance of “You So Dumb” by New Orleans-based soul funk group, Tank and the Bangas is one of them.

Recorded in Jam in the Van, another one of those live performance channels that’s slowly gaining traction, “You So Dumb” is a smooth ride from soul to spoken word. The group prides itself with a versatile sound that can either shake hips and startle minds, and this song is a little bit of both. Hypnotic, sensual at times with the bass and jazz flute and drums, this performance is best seen on a rainy day indoors.


Camille Banzon is the music editor of The Violet Wave. After years of covering music festivals, concerts and reviewing albums, she decided to move to a tropical surf island, where she runs a hostel and lives off of coconuts, bikinis, and streaming. Her work on music writing can be seen in FHM Philippines, Pacifiqa, Coconuts Manila, 8list, and She likes groovy basslines, clean waves, and stinky cheese.

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