Global Beats Series

JORO Afrobeat

In Association with Shades of Soul Ltd

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Last Show: Friday 4 th October 2019

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

JORO are a 10-piece afrobeat band from London who formed in early 2016. The band is made up of experienced musicians who share a love of afrobeat and groove music. They mix the sounds of the legendary Fela Kuti with modern afrobeat and funk to make music you can't help but dance to.

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Long JORO are a 10-piece afrobeat band from London, England. The band formed in early 2016 and released their selfrecorded EP in July 2016. This release featured a mix of original music and new arrangements of some of their favourite afrobeat tracks. The band consists of musicians from a range of musical backgrounds who have come together due to their shared love of afrobeat and groove music. The band’s past musical experiences in jazz, hip hop and rock come through in their music and create a unique take on the traditional afrobeat sound. In August 2016 their version of the Fela Kuti classic Zombie was featured on US radio show, The Afrobeat Show with DJ Meredith.

JORO have played several shows in London, including the sold-out launch party for Nelson & Friends latest album ‘Anandiangambo’, and their own headline shows Brockley Max Festival, The Hootenanny Brixton, The Magic Garden,The Fox & Firkin and Off The Cuff.

Band Lineup

Fi Harvey (vocals)
Deanna Wilhelm (trumpet)
Alex Shaw (alto sax)
TBC (tenor sax)
Jason Alder (bariton sax)
David Gyamfi (keys)
Will Earl (guitar)
Christie Grinham (bass)
Dom Parris (percussion)
Mike Perry (drums)