"Kokoroko" concert, at "BAM - Barcelona Acció Musical"

Kokoroko (UK; Afrobeat)

Scions of Afrobeat and funk, they grew up with the music that got their parents dancing, that of Fela Kuti, Ebo Taylor, Tony Allen and the sounds of West Africa. But, when they finished their advance jazz studies and got to know the London jazz circuit, they realised that London lacked a group of instrumentalists with their academic profile, inspired in the grand masters of Afrobeat which they learnt to love music through. Hence the birth of Kokoroko ('be strong' in the Niger-Congo language of the Urhobos), a sextet with an intrepid wind section, led by the Sheila Maurice-Grey on the trumpet, the bandleader of this equal mix of men and women.

Friday 21 September
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Friday 11.15 pm

Free admission