Grupo Lokito (ENG/CUB/COD)

Sun 14th July 2024

Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm.

The Congo meets Cuba in an exuberant explosion of music!

This tour is supported by the Arts Council of England

Grupo Lokito

Grupo Lokito create a modern-day cocktail of two of the great world musics; Fusing blistering contemporary Congolese grooves with the fire of Cuban music. The results have audiences dancing in a haze of energy. The glorious melodious vocals of Congolese front men Eugene Makuta and Iddo Donnatella blend with soaring guitars courtesy of Kenyan rising star Shama Shah, and the lilting keyboards of Latin piano player Sara. All of this sits on top of the rhythmic powerhouse team of Ladi Mbala (rhythm guitar), Ernesto (drums), Emeris (congas) and Jimmy (bass).

Since their formation in 2006 the band have gone from strength to strength, completing several UK tours and building a solid following.

They are excited to announce that their latest release ‘Bomoko’ is out now on vinyl and for download.

'Bomoko is a highly accomplished album that gives a great indication of Grupo Lokito’s joyous live performance' - Songlines