KOKOROKO (meaning ‘be strong’ in Urhobo) is a collective of young musicians brought together by a love for Afrobeat.

Inspired by Fela Kuti, Ebo Taylor, Tony Allen and the great sounds that have come out of West Africa, they put on a performance to honour the masters that taught us.

Most of them are London Jazz school kids who met playing in South London. Noticing a void in people playing Afrobeat and KOKOROKO – with an all female horn section and proper London fire – was born.