**********CLOSED*********** UK afro supergroup ft Maia von Lekow on vocals Live African dance music, fusing Congolese guitar + Gambian kora virtuosity with UK electronic sensibilities to create captivating, beautiful, dancefloor- friendly new music for a new generation of world music fans with one foot in the clubs. Afriquoi are an underground sensation, bringing an uplifting fusion of African music and live electronics. The masterful 5-piece live show combines Gambian kora, Congolese guitar + Mandinka percussion styles with electronic music drawing on house, soca, hiphop, soul + jungle to create something entirely unique. Based in London, Afriquoi is a UK afro supergroup, with every musician a band leader in their own right. With members ranging in age across 3 decades, originating from Africa, the Carribean and the UK, Afriquoi is true fusion music in the best sense of the word, bringing together a vast depth of musical knowledge, culture and life experience. ‘Shika Kamba’ features the vocal talents of Kenyan singer Maia von Lekow. Much praised for her political but deeply moving songs about the plight of disempowered Kenyan youth, the role of women in Africa and the issues around split cultural heritage, Maia is a truly international artist who has performed all over Europe and Africa, including winning 2 African Academy Awards for her film soundtrack work. She has lived in Berlin, Dublin and Melbourne but is based permanently in Narobi, and sings this song in her native Swahili about the importance of persistence, humility and positivity:
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