Friday, March 13, 2020

KOKOROKO - "Carry Me Home"


Rising Afrobeat-Jazz collective KOKOROKO shared a new single earlier this month and it's another groovy gem in their catalogue.

Following last year's excellent self-titled EP, the British group has returned with a new single inspired by the wonderful Dele Sosimi and dedicated to Julian Samuel Caulker and Alexander Bamidele Ighamre. From the group's bandcamp:

“Before melody or harmony, there’s rhythm,” cites Sheila Maurice-Grey, the band leader of KOKOROKO, when speaking to Dele Sosimi about musical structure. A profound statement that is reflected through the sonic depths of their hypnotically bracing new single, ‘Carry me home’. The track was inspired by conversations with the masterful Sosimi, whose technical ability in bridging the gap between the West African afrobeat sound of his roots, and the London energy of his upbringing, has directly informed the ever-impressive capabilities demonstrated by London’s eight-piece collective, KOKOROKO.

As the indie world embraces more soounds from the jazz world (think Kamasi Washington, Sons of Kemet, and The Comet is Coming to name a few), I hope to see and hear even more from this group and this is surely a sign of more great things to come!

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