Taking the melodies and energy of Andean music and bringing it up to date fused with Son, Rumba, Reggae and funky Latin rhythms.
Lokandes is the combination of two words: ‘Crazy’ and ‘Andes’ which represents the intention of our music – crazy music from the Andes. The project was started by musicians Karlos Saldaña and Alex Alfaro and aims to create alternative music with roots from traditional and Afro-Andean music fusing them with other contemporary genres such as Funk, Latin, Reggae and Jazz
The band lines up with musicians from Peru, Bolivia, Spain, France, China and the UK and brings its audiences original music with socially conscious lyrics, whilst bringing awareness to Latin-American cultures. In August ’09 the band played at Coronet Theatre (Elephant & Castle) where they supported the legandary Latin-American band called Kjarkas.