Cubafrobeat: Lokkhi Terra meets Dele SosimiWoolwich Works and Rhythm Passport presents With support from Kadialy Kouyate
Connecting the musical dots between Havana, Cuba and Lagos, Nigeria, Cubafrobeat's shows are exhilarating, inclusive and heart-warming occasions.
Led by one of the most important Afrobeat musicians in the world today, Dele Sosimi, and backed up by members of London "fusionistas-par-excellence" Lokkhi Terra, the 11-piece band create a tight-knit sound that reflects their cross-Atlantic influences. Expect heavy percussion, infectious rhythms and a lot of energy.
Opening the evening, will be the mesmerising voice and harmonies of Senegalese singer-songwriter Kadialy Kouyate. As well as his virtuosity, Kadialy's music is characterised by the dream-like sound of the kora giving new life to the traditional music from his Mandinka background.
This coming together feels particularly inspired.
Senegalese kora virtuoso/singer Kadialy Kouyaté showcases his fleet-fingered skills on this mesmerizing instrument, complementing it with his hauntingly, darkly beautiful voice.
Time Out London