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Kokoroko – Could We Be More

“Could We Be More” is an expansive and ambitious album that speaks to the force of Kokoroko.
Each song possesses the energy which so naturally underpins the heartbeat of Kokoroko’s identity – deftly moving through afrobeat, highlife, soul, and funk across the album’s 15 tracks and taking inspiration from a plethora of other influences from within the West-African and Caribbean communities that the band grew up listening to – the album gifts the listener feelings of homecoming and joy.

Could We Be More

Full album

Tracklist

  1. 00:00 Tojo
  2. 04:01 Blue Robe (pt.i)
  3. 04:39 Ewa Inu
  4. 11:21 Age of Ascent
  5. 16:20 Dide O
  6. 20:32 Soul Searching
  7. 24:08 We Give Thanks
  8. 27:49 Those Good Times
  9. 32:03 Reprise
  10. 32:32 War Dance
  11. 38:11 Interlude
  12. 40:10 Home
  13. 42:17 Something’s Going On
  14. 47:30 Outro
  15. 48:18 Blue Robe (pt.ii)

Musicians

  • Sheila Maurice-Grey – Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Vocals
  • Cassie Kinoshi – Alto Sax, Vocals
  • Richie Seivwright – Trombone, Vocals
  • Onome Edgeworth – Percussion
  • Ayo Salawu – Drums
  • Tobi Adenaike-Johnson – Guitar
  • Yohan Kebede – Synthesizers, Keyboards
  • Duane Atherley – Bass, Synthesizers, Keyboards

The collective has come to represent all that is blissfully sweet about London’s improvised music scene – an echo of the past that has taken on new forms while still sounding new and entirely original.

Age of Ascent live

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