Kokoroko Collective

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Last Show: Saturday 30 th July 2016

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

One of the best afrobeat bands in London.  "Jazz Re:freshed”

Take the improvisational character of jazz, combine it with the raunchiness of funk, flavour the mixture with African tradition. What do you end up with  Afrobeat and KOKOROKO (meaning 'be strong' in Urhobo). They are  a collective of young musicians brought together by a love for Afrobeat. They specialise in a soul shaking, horn fuelled sound with West African roots and Inner London hues.  


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 Born in 2014 in London and taking influence from the greats Fela Kuti and Femi Kuti, Kokoroko they have been shaking up the live scene so now is the time to catch them live with their  fused percussion and vocal styles, blistering horns and impressive beats.


Band Lineup

Sheila Maurice-Grey (trumpet)
Richie Seivwright (trombone)
Cassie Kinoshi (alto)
Oscar Laurence (guitar)
Mutale Chashi (electric bass)
Onome Edgeworth (percussion)
Israel Shabani (drums)