Kokoroko deliver an exceptional show at the BBC Proms
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.
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:
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