Club 85 presents... CUBAFROBEAT + support from St Chris Students
Funkiwala Records presents the third in the series of “Lokkhi Terra meets” albums, with the London fusionistas creating another unique sound-clash, this time with ex-Fela Kuti keyboardist and legendary UK Afro-beat ambassador Dele Sosimi, and members of his critically acclaimed Afro-beat Orchestra.
This particular collaboration has been bubbling away for a few years now, teasing audience expectations with a handful of sold out shows each year in between both bands busy chedules.
Featuring the two pianos of Kishon Khan and Dele Sosimi – Cuban percussionists/vocalists Geraldo De Armas (Yoruba Andabo), Oreste Noda (Ariwo), Javier Camilo (Ibrahim Ferrer) - a horn section led by Justin Thurgur (Bellowhead) featuring Yelfris Valdes (Sierra Maestra) and Graeme Flowers (Kyle Eastwood) to name a few – this is an Allstar cast.
Lokkhi Terra have over a number of years now been quietly establishing themselves as one of London’s more unusual heavyweight outfits, described as “Stunning Headliners… A majestic multi-cultural blend of sounds… effortlessly builds bridges between rolling Indian raga rhythms, Afro-Cuban grooves, Acid Jazz/funk and free flowing improvisation" (Timeout London). Included amongst the band members are London’s top Cuban musicians, adding their infectious rich musical history to the city’s melting pot.
When the band wanted to explore links with another of their favourite traditions, Afrobeat, who better to bring in then one of the Afrobeat originators – maestro Dele Sosimi – “Sosimi creates some of the most bewitching grooves in modern African music” E Jazz News.
Bringing together two Yoruba speaking musics - with different accents, from
different sides of the Atlantic - Havana meets Lagos in London – A Cuban-
June 23 rd – Jazz Café, London
June 27 th – Club 85, Hitchin
July 6 th – Bossaphonik, The Cellar, Oxford
July 7 th – Global Rhythms Festival, Ipswich
Also available – Lokkhi Terra meets Shikor Bangladesh AllStars (vinyl/mdownload)
ST CHRIS GLOBAL MUSIC ENSEMBLE
A group from St Chris run by Justin Thurgur, the trombonist from Bellowhead, Dele Sosimi's Afrobeat Orchestra, Lokkhi Terra and Cubafrobeat.
ADULTS: £10 in advance, £12 on the door.
STUDENTS: £6 in advance, £8 on the door. I.D. REQUIRED!
Advance tickets are now available from:
Advance tickets will be available at the usual outlets from Saturday 16th June:
- Farleys, Hitchin
- Gatefold Record Lounge Hitchin
- Jolly Brown Hitchin
- Bar 85 Hitchin
- David's Music Letchworth
- Unikorn Stevenage
16+ with photo ID - younger patrons can be signed in at the door and accompanied for the duration of the show by a responsible adult.
Earplugs are available upon request (50p).
Downstairs bar open until 1am.
Like all our gigs this show finishes well in time for the last trains North and South to Cambridge/Peterborough and London and we are just a 5 minute stroll from the station.
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And remember... Club 85 loves you! xo