Louie Louie & Funkiwala Records present “Lokkhi Terra meets Deli Sosimi" live, with the London fusionistas creating a unique sound-clash with ex-Fela Kuti keyboardist and legendary UK Afro-beat ambassador Dele Sosimi.
This is one of a handful of shows supporting the release of the recording on Funkiwala Records, "Cubafrobeat.
This particular collaboration has been bubbling away for a few years now, teasing audience expectations with a handful of sold out shows each year in between both bands busy schedules.
‘…this coming together feels particularly inspired.’ 4-Stars Jane Cornwell - Evening Standard
'....a fusion rendered seamless by the synergies existing between Afro-Cuban and Yoruban music, language and mythology [………] Cubafrobeat is a total stonking blinder.'
Chris May - All About Jazz
Kishon Khan’s Lokkhi Terra have over a number of years now been quietly establishing themselves as one of London’s more unusual heavyweight outfits, described as “Stunning Headliners... A majestic multi-cultural blend of sounds... effortlessly builds bridges between rolling Indian raga rhythms, Afro-Cuban grooves, Acid Jazz/funk and free flowing improvisation" (Timeout London). Included amongst the band members are London’s top Cuban musicians, adding their infectious rich musical history to the city’s melting pot. When the band wanted to explore Cuban links with another of their favourite traditions, Afrobeat, who better to bring in then one of the Afrobeat originators – maestro Dele Sosimi – “Sosimi creates some of the most bewitching grooves in modern African music” E Jazz News.
Bringing together two Yoruba speaking musics - with different accents, from different sides of the Atlantic - Havana meets Lagos in London – A Cuban- Afrobeat-Experience. CUBAFROBEAT.
Support comes from the Impromptu! players featuring the Jesse Doniach Trio & friends + DJ Madera Verde (SOAS Radio)
CUBAFROBEAT WORKSHOP, Fri 7 Dec, 3pm: LOKKHI TERRA & DELE SOSIMI will be presenting a free 2 hour music workshop during the afternoon, before the gig, at the church.
Places are very limited (x 20 max) and open to ticket buyers only.
In order to make this as productive as possible for everyone, we request that only musicians who can read music apply.
We have a quota of different instrument players to fill and places will also be allocated first come first served.
To apply for a place & for more info, please contact [email protected]
The quota of musicians is as follows:
2 x drums
2 x bass (must bring instrument)
2 x keys
2 x guitar (must bring instrument)
8 x horns (must bring instrument)
2 x vocalists
2 x percussion
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