London Afrobeat eight-piece group Kokoroko led by trumpet player Sheila Maurice-Grey delivers an exceptional show to the Royal Albert Hall stage for their BBC Proms debut broadcast, live-streamed on BBC Radio 3 and BBC iPlayer.
From our Blog: KOKOROKO came back with “Carry Me Home”
From our Blog: Nubya Garcia announces her debut album “Source” with two powerful new singles “Pace” and “Source” including KOKOROKO horn players Cassie Kinoshi (alto sax), Richie Seivwright (trombone), and Sheila Maurice-Grey (trumpet)
Watch below a video to Kokoroko performing the song “Carry Me Home” at BBC Proms:
The band’s name is an Orobo – a Nigerian tribe and language – a word meaning ‘be strong’. Sonically living up to their name, KOKOROKO is an all-star band featuring leading lights from the London jazz community. Powered by a seismic horn section (Maurice Grey, saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi, trombonist Richie Seivewright), guitar (Oscar Jerome), keys (Yohan Kebede), drums (Ayo Salawu), and percussion (Onome Edgeworth); Kokoroko are on a mission to fashion new languages using the medium of afrobeat.
Their first release was on Brownswood Recording’s compilation "We Out Here" two years ago, and their debut EP came out in 2019 on the same record label.
Listen below to Kokoroko debut EP:
Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:
Alan Braufman - Alone Again
Tingvall Trio - Tokyo Dance
Blue Lab Beats - Memories - Mahogany Sessions X IRIS
Farnell Newton, Jason Fabus - Meditate
Jerk - One And The Same
Avishai Cohen - A Moment In Time
Javier Nero - Jam #2 in C# Minor
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - Incarnation (Chief Adjuah - Idi of the Xodokan)
JD Allen - Die Dreaming
Jesse Fischer - Healing
Bibi Tanga & The Selenites - Palm Win
Barrett Martin Group, Kanoa Kaluhiwa - Roll The Bones
Josh Johnson - Western Ave
Katalyst - Leimert Day
Błoto - Rzepień
Thunderblender - Movin On!
SPAZA - Sizwile
Spirit Fingers - Find (Tiny Room Sessions)
Marc Cary - The Throw It to the Wind Suite
Waldo's Gift - Jabba