KOKOROKO (meaning ‘be strong’ in Urhobo) are a collective of musicians brought together by a love for Afrobeat. They specialise in a soul shaking, horn fueled sound with West African roots and Inner London hues.
‘We play music we love, we grew up with and our parents got funky to. Inspired by Fela Kuti, Ebo Taylor, Tony Allen and the great sounds that come out of West Africa, we put on a performance to honour the master that taught us.’
‘Most of us are London Jazz school kids who met playing in London. We noticed a void in people like us playing Afrobeat and KOKOROKO – with proper London fire – was born.’