Kokoroko is one of the most euphoric, mind-blowing formations in London’s pioneering jazz scene. The group takes over from artists such as Fela Kuti, Ebo Taylor and Tony Allen and interweaves their West African highlife/Afrobeat roots with the modern buzz of the British capital.
Led by bandleader Sheila Maurice-Grey, Kokoroko is a figurehead of spirituality and fusion. After a workshop in Kenya, Maurice-Grey’s eureka light came on. She gathered a large number of London jazz cats around her; saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi, trombonist Richie Seivright, bassist Mutale Chashi, guitarist Oscar Jerome, percussionist Onome Edgeworth, keyboardist Yohan Kebede and drummer Ayo Salawu.
On Saturday September 3, 2022, the band will shine on Annabel’s stage and of course the ultra-addictive hit Abusey Junction will be featured.
This concert is presented by Annabel, BIRD, LantarenVenster, MOMO Concerts & Rotown