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Kokoroko

KOKOROKO is a young, London based Afrobeat 8-Piece band led by trumpeter Sheila Maurice-Grey. 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 honor 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 an intrepid horn section and proper London fire – was born.

Trumpet - Sheila Maurice-Grey (Bandleader)
Saxophone - Cassie Kinoshi
Trombone - Richie SeivWright
Bass - Mutale Chashi
Guitar - Oscar Jerome

Keyboards - Yohan Kebede
Percussion - Onome Ighamre

Drums - Eddie Hicks / Ayo Salawu
+ some serious friends!

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