Event Preview: Santrofi @ The Jazz Cafe (London; Friday 17th June 2022)

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The first time we listened to Santrofi and the singles preceding their debut album Alewa, it was quite a revelation. A band of young and even younger Ghanaian musicians sounding bright, original and at the same time, fully dedicated and reverent to their country’s recent past tradition.

The Accra-based collective is truly a breath of fresh air in the highlife and afro-funk scene. They play these styles with the spontaneity and dexterity of the legends who helped to make them renowned all over the world in the late 1960s and ‘70s, but they are still very capable of adding some innovative twists, looking at other regions of Africa and the world, and welcoming forward-looking influences.

Well… In just a few days’ time and after almost three years, Santrofi is finally going to pay another long-awaited visit to the UK with four gigs happening in Leeds (@ Brudenell Social Club on 16/06), London (@ Jazz Cafe on 17/06), Liverpool (@ Africa Oyé on 18 & 19/06) and Bethesda Bangor (@ Neuadd Ogwen on 25/06).

Trust us, you really don’t want to miss the opportunity to indulge yourself in and dance to the exciting and enticing sound of highlife!

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