Eight guys and gals from London – some of whom are childhood friends – revisit jazz by blending it with afrobeat. And the result is hot and brassy, upbeat ¬– and very contagious! This octet unleashed passions with the release of a first single in 2018 (Abusey Junction) and Gilles Peterson personally signed them on the spot to his label Brownswood Records. With their fever-pitch concerts and explosive EP, Kokoroko combine the freedom of jazz with the rhythms of trance-inducing afrobeat, inviting one and all on a musical voyage you just can’t refuse.
Part of Jazz en Phase, le parcours