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. 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!
This concert is the first in a series in the stunning surroundings of the Sir John Soane designed Grade 1 listed St Peter’s Church, Walworth.
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Supporting the release of the recording on Funkiwala Records, “Cubafrobeat.
A collaboration that 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.
‘….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 with a majestic multi-cultural blend of sounds, effortlessly building 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 than one of the originators – maestro Dele Sosimi.
His career began when he joined Fela Kuti’s Egypt 80 (1979–86). Sosimi then created Positive Force band with Femi Kuti , with whom he performed from 1986 to 1994. In both bands he was keyboard player, also musical director taking care of re-orchestrating and arranging music as well as handling the recruiting and training of new musicians
“Sosimi creates some of the most bewitching grooves in modern African music” E Jazz News.
Support comes from the Impromptu! players featuring the Jesse Doniach Trio & friends +
DJ Madera Verde (SOAS Radio).
DETAILS: FRI 7 DEC 7pm-11pm CUBAFROBEAT! LOKHHI TERRA MEETS DELE SOSIMI + SUPPORT Where: ST PETER’S CHURCH, LONDON SE17 2HH
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