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May 20: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone (Indoors!)
May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club. 8:30pm start.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 21: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).
June 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Lokkhi Terra live stream from Ronnie Scott's - Feb. 8

Ronnie Scott’s The #lockdownsessions continued with Kishon Khan’s “Lokkhi Terra” where Havana meets Lagos in London to produce a Cuban-Afrobeat experience. The whole performance (close to 90 minutes) was totally invigorating, and of the hundreds of the virtual audience, I’m sure many were dancing in their kitchens/living rooms/etc. as the music flowed.  

This is not a full review, the music speaks for itself when you watch the performance on Ronnie’s YouTube page.  What was noteworthy, aside from the overall positive responses for the band and their overall sound, were the number of comments around ‘the Brass Section’ ie Thurgur and Flowers who obviously made a big impression with their solos.  These were really magnificent, and well worthy of the label ‘Brass Section’ despite there only being two members!  Overall, a great sound, great music and great band. 

Ken Drew (Review and screenshots)

Kishon Khan (piano/Fender Rhodes keyboard/Hammond B3); Jimmy Martinez (bass); Tansay Omar (drums); Oreste Noda (congas); Avier Camilo (percussion/vocals);  Justin Thurgur (trombone); Graeme Flowers (trumpet);  Sohini Alam (lead vocals).

1 comment :

Patti said...

This was a fantastic funky ride. Not sure about upright dancing, but I was certainly wiggling about on my chair while I was watching. The groovy mix of Afro and Cuban beats, with those Sufi Samba rhythms, was utterly intoxicating!

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