Kokoroko

Kokoroko

Kokoroko are a London-based collective led by trumpeter/composer Sheila Maurice-Grey. Their sound straddles contemporary jazz-funk, Afrobeat, neo-soul, and West African highlife. Arriving as youngsters on the London scene, they offered a kinetic, polyrhythmic live sound that offered spirited interplay between soulful horns, rumbling percussion, chunky guitars, thrumming basses, jagged keyboards and chorus vocals. Gilles Peterson showcased their "Abusey Junction" as the closing track on his game-changing London scene overview, We Out Here, in 2018; it went viral across the internet. Their reputation spread due to their explosive, edifying live show. The cut was also included on their eponymous, globally acclaimed four-track debut EP the following year. A pair of singles -- "Carry Me Home" and "Baba Ayoola" -- appeared in 2020. Could We Be More, their debut long-player, arrived in August 2022 on Brownswood.

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Kokoroko