Movimientos and The Jazz Cafe present a huge Christmas fiesta with a double header of explosive talent combining African and Latin influences – the legendary Grupo Lokito who effortlessly mix Congolese and Cuban rhythms to sublime effect and Strut Records’ new signing Juanita Euka whose own Congolese – Argentinian heritage and her pedigree on Europe’s live music scene promising a lot from her upcoming debut solo album.
Grupo Lokito creates a modern-day cocktail of two of the great worlds of music; fusing blistering contemporary Congolese grooves with the fire of Cuban music. The results have audiences dancing in a haze of energy.
With Congolese and Argentinian roots and as the niece of rumba giant Franco, Juanita Euka boasts a unique music palette, fusing her African and Latin heritage to become one of the mainstays in London’s vibrant live music scene. Over the last eight years, she has worked with London Afrobeat Collective, the Cuban fusion band Wara and Latin / Afro big band Animanz and is now starting out on a new, exciting solo career.