Live African Dance Music from London, UK, combining African styles and musicians with contemporary UK electronic music.
With a combination of live kora, guitar, percussion, vocals, synths and electronics, Afriquoi draw on a range of African styles fused with futuristic UK dance music drawing on house, dubstep, soca, garage and glitch.
The vibrant 5-piece live show features virtuoso Gambian kora player Jallykebba Susso (Manding Sabu), veteran Congolese guitarist 'Papa' Fiston Lusambo (Zong Zing All Stars, Samba Mpangala), and chart-topping deep house vocalist Andre Espeut (Copyright) alongside percussionist André Marmot and production powerhouse Nico Bentley. Summer 2012 saw Afriquoi perform at the London Olympics, Bestival, Secret Garden Party, City of London Festival and a range of club and concert shows, as well a a West Country tour with the support of PRS Foundation and Arts Council England. In Summer 2013 they have destroyed Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party and Cambridge and it's barely August....
As well as their live show, Afriquoi have been working hard in the studio with dancehall MCS Serocee, Warrior Queen and Badness, and a range of African musicians including Kudaushe Matimba, Musa Mboob, Batch Gueye, Seddik Zebiri and Otto Gumaelius, as well as working on remixes for United Vibrations (My Way) + Resonators, and have had their track 'Lokito' used on Adidas' online campaign for Stella McCartney's new range. Hold tight for the fruits of these labours.