KOKOLO live in EASTERN EUROPEPublished on Martedì, 03 Novembre 2009
Explosive afro-funk band KOKOLO are back in Eastern Europe for a set of dates in November. Their last album, "Heavy Hustling", saw the New York City group meshing Fela Kuti poly-rhythms, Fania All-Star cadence and Dancehall swagger into James Brown classics, bringing to life one of the most original releases in years and re-affirming their place as one of the brightest stars on the current global underground scene. Their most recent single, "Afrika Man" was released late in October and features legendary Fela Kuti/Daktaris/Antibalas drummer JoJo Kuo, as well as a smashing Diesler remix on the B-side.
Watch the video of the single "Afrika Man" by clicking here.
On stage, few would disagree that KOKOLO delivers one the most dynamic shows today, often playing for 3 hours non-stop in a frenzied punchy Afro party. “The stage is our bridge to the world” states group leader Lugo, “it is the primary reason this band exists, to spread soulful music around the globe”.
Friday Nov. 13th - Athens, Greece @ Gazarte
Saturday Nov. 14th - Athens, Greece @ Gazarte
Sunday Nov. 15th - Thessaloniki, Greece @ Block 33
Tuesday Nov. 17th - Sofia, Bulgaria @ Stroeja
Wednesday Nov. 18h - Veliko Tarovo, Bulgaria @ Scandel
Thuresday Nov. 19th - Bucharest, Romania @ The Gang
Friday Nov. 20th - Istanbul, Turkey @ Gizli Bahce