KISHON KHAN piano/Fender Rhodes keyboard/Hammond organ; JIMMY MARTINEZ bass; TANSAY OMAR drums; JAVIER CAMILO percussion/vocals; JUSTIN THURGUR trombone; GRAEME FLOWERS trumpet; SOHINI ALAM lead vocals;
“Awesome Cross-cultural collaboration”- London Jazz
“the multicultural settings effortlessly encapsulate 21st century London.... Gold medals all round” Sunday Times
“Stunning Headliners” (Timeout 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”, Lokkhi Terra blend the different global traditions that surround them. Global Jazz at its finest.
For their show at Ronnie Scotts, the band will be playing tracks from their latest album “Cubangla” (“their crowning glory to date – DJ John Armstrong). The second set will shine a spotlight on their collaboration with Afrobeat ambassador and ex Fela Kuti keyboardist Dele Sosimi, as featured on their penultimate critically acclaimed album “Cubafrobeat” (“A total stonking blinder” – All About Jazz).
The band is composed of musicians who take seriously the different languages of the different genres they mix. Each in their own right play with calibre purist outfits. Members have collaborated with the likes of Hugh Masekela, Tony Allen, Ibrahim Ferrer, Johnny Clarke, Orlando Poleo, Africa Express, Jazz Jamaica, Ska Cubano, Giles Peterson’s Havana Cultura, Kyle Eastwood, Bellowhead, Akram Khan to name a very few.