GRUPO LOKITO / DJ SPECIAL TERRY – The Magic Garden
August 6 @ 8:00 pm - August 7 @ 2:30 am£5
Grupo Lokito create a modern-day cocktail of two of the great world musics; Fusing blistering contemporaryCongolese grooves with the fire of Cuban music. The results have audiences dancing in a haze of energy.
The glorious melodious vocals ofCongolese front men Eugene Makuta and Iddo
Donnatella blends with soaring guitars courtesy of Congolese guitar hero Mbokalia ‘Burkina Faso’, and the lilting keyboards of Latin piano player Sara. All of this sits on top of the rhythmic powerhouse team of Ernesto(drums), Emeris (congas),Elpidio (bass) and Shyam(rhythm guitar).
Since their formation in 2006 the bandhave gone from strength to strength, completing several UK tours and building a solid following.
InMay 2020 Grupo Lokito were awarded an Arts Council grant to make music during lockdown and the band released three tunes on digital platforms: Yoka!, ¡Lo QuePasó! and Bolingo Ya Londres. Some more exciting new sounds are cooking in preparation for a vinyl release later this year.
DJ SPECIAL TERRY plays a unique selection of old skool Hip-Hop, Funk, Disco, Soul, Jazz, Afro Beat, Breaks and many other rare gems to keep the dance floor happy!