Kefaya - Presented by The London Jukebox
Nells Jazz & Blues, London.
Nells Jazz and Blues
Nearest Tube – West Kensington Station (3 mins)
Bus – 74, 190, 430, N74 & N97
Tax – 30 yds
“A unique voice” - Nitin Sawhney
Their music has been described as “internationalist music”, “guerrilla jazz”, “contemporary world- fusion” and “global protest music” - however you attempt to describe them, Kefaya are a band that truly escape musical definition. An eclectic group of immigrants, travellers and international artists, Kefaya seek to find the common ground between folk traditions of the world with a cutting-edge sound rooted firmly in the 21st century.
"Ecstatic" - **** Financial Times
After tours across India, Italy and the UK, Kefaya are gaining a reputation for their virtuosic and mesmerising live performances. Their shows are a unique synthesis of musical styles, exploring the universal connections that allow artists around the world to develop a collective voice, whilst still paying homage to their distinct traditions and identities.
“Powerful, thought-provoking stuff” - **** Songlines
Kefaya’s versatility and wide knowledge of musical traditions has led to collaborations with internationally acclaimed artists, including legendary Indian vocalist, Shankar Mahadevan, Italian saxophonist, Daniele Sepe, British vocalist Nicki Wells, Cuban jazz violinist Omar Puente, Afghan singer Elaha Soroor, Italian folk singer Alessia Tondo, flamenco singer Chico Perez, and many others.
"Excellent album... you can imagine the pulses of digital subversion buzzing through it" - **** New Internationalist
Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/kefaya/ sets/radio-international/s-dqgCp