Sunday 19th June 2022
SUNDAY LIVE MUSIC SESSION presents EVERY SUNDAY Upstairs @ Ronnie's a roster of live music programme featuring bands playing swing to New Orleans funk.
Doors open: 6.30pm £10.00 + booking fee in advance or £15 on the door
“If further proof were needed that London is a hotbed of cross-culturally inspired expression, its new record label Funkiwala” Evening Standard
Presenting an evening of London groove featuring various artists and Dj’s on the eclectic Funkiwala label, including…
Sambroso All Stars – Traditional Cuban flavours led by UK’s premiere Cuban percussionist Oreste Noda – “He’s so good he should be arrested” Hugh Masakela
Lokkhi Terra – Kishon Khan’s majestic fusionista collective – “probably the world’s best Afrobeat-Cuban-Bangladeshi group” Songlines Magazine
Cubafrobeat - Havana meets Lagos in London – UK’s afrobeat ambassador Dele Sosimi teaming up with the Lokkhi Terra crew - “A total stonking blinder” All About Jazz
Justin Thurgur’s Afro Jazz project – Bellowhead Trombonist flexing his global jazz muscles – ‘in John Morrows list of Top ten Bands at Love Supreme’ - theriffmagazine
Phil Dawson Quintet – guitarist for countless global legends from Tony Allen to Toumani Diabate showing off his versatility and compositional prowess - “This is Great” Giles Peterson
and Dj Dr Fix (Funkiwala Records) and Dj Caspar Sutton-Jones (Gearbox Records) spinning in between live showcases.
There will be special guests joining in, with each band performing music from their latest releases as well as jamming with each other. Global Jazz in London at its finest.
Funkiwala Records was created by musicians Kishon Khan and Justin Thurgur, who for over twenty years have been at the heart of a global music community based in London.
The label was set up to represent some of the unique music coming out of this scene – British Afro-Jazz, Sufi-Samba, Bengali Reggae, Cuban Funk, Mystic Dub, Brasilian and Cuban Afrobeat, Bangla Afro Latin Jazz – a scene committed to breaking down musical borders, and to giving London its musical accent