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15 - 24 November 2024


Lokkhi Terra

Lokkhi Terra

Sun 19 November 2023

Stage time / 8:30pm

Doors / 8:00pm

Celebrating the Jazz Clubs


6 St Chads Place,
Kings Cross
“A musical journey taking you from the melas of Bangladesh to the streets of Habana, via some districts in Lagos on to a bustling club in London”.

From the Mela's of Bangladesh to the streets of Havana, via some districts in Lagos and on to a bustling club in London. This is what is giving London it's new accent. Described by Songlines as "probably the world’s best Afrobeat-Cuban-Bangladeshi group” London based Lokkhi Terra released their debut album "No Visa Required" in 2010 and have been tearing up the music rule book ever since, playing their unique blend of traditions and wowing audiences across the genres.

Their second album "Che Guava's Rickshaw Diaries (2012)" received much critical acclaim -

"The multicultural settings effortlessly encapsulate 21st-century London. Traditional songs from Bangladesh collide with Latin rhythms, township jazz, funk and ambient shades, all seasoned with a lilting pop sensibility…Gold medals all round.” Sunday Times Magazine

Their latest release CUBANGLA is their sixth album, with journalist John Armstrong declaring it to be

"Their crowning glory to date.........as well as being one of the outstanding albums of the year so far for me".

It follows on from a series of “Lokkhi Terra meets” collaboration albums, including "CubAfrobeat" with Afrobeat Ambassador Dele Sosimi (2018) described as “a total stonking blinder” (Chris May -All About Jazz), as well with Bangladeshi roots legends Shikor Bangladesh All Stars (releasing 2 Eps - Bangla Rasta in 2016, and Introducing Baby Akhtar April 2017).

Their live shows continue to thrill.

"The pairing of the Shikor Bangladesh All Stars with London-based salsa group LoKkhi TeRa should not have worked, but really did. Kishon Khan’s keyboard and artistic direction allowed the Bangladeshis to meld with his Cuban rhythm section to really fine effect, blending Latin, Afrobeat, jazz, dub and all manner of other elements to create something truly exceptional. Once again, you are unlikely to hear anything like this outside of WOMAD and I’m not the only one that was really glad the organisers featured it." - United Reggae

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