From one of the best-kept secrets to a good-and-proper institution of the London multicultural music scene, as far as their sound, Lokkhi Terra have grown into a stand-out embodiment of what cross-cultural collaborations can create, nurture and let flourish.
The collective, led by Bangladeshi-born British pianist, composer and producer Kishon Khan, epitomize a stimulating and vibrant blend between South Asian traditions, Afro-Cuban rhythms, Latin influences, and London-induced atmospheres; a blend so distinct and exceptional that you can only enjoy listening to their music.
Besides, if you would like to make sense of the London soundscape and how the world reflects itself in it, you can’t help but embrace Lokkhi Terra vibes. The ensemble is indeed something more than an all-star band, because every band member not only boosts the band’s musical brew with her/his remarkable musicianship, but they also inspire it, bringing together their cultural roots.
That’s how you can have such a wide-ranging musical offering, starting off in Bangladesh, crossing over to India to reach Turkey and the Mediterranean, then stopping by in London, and eventually setting sail to Cuba to finally lower the anchor in Colombia.
What’s more, their upcoming show at Pizza Express will also be a not-to-be-missed opportunity to sample their brand-new album, which will be released next year.
Start packing for November and your Round The World music journey, and don’t forget your Rhythm Passport at home.
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