Orchestra Baobab

KOKO, London.

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This event is for over 16s only - No refunds will be issued for under 16s.

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STANDING £24.75 (£22.50) Transaction fee applicable *

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KOKO's Disability Policy
KOKO is keen to promote equality of opportunity for disabled people and to
take the necessary steps to meet disabled people's needs.

This guide is designed to inform everybody who comes to KOKO what we can
offer customers who may have particular needs.

Bookings & Ticketing
We do not have allocated disabled tickets.
We do not have "disabled area" tickets. Tickets must be bought in the same
way as non disabled people. Once a person has bought a ticket we can provide
them an allocated space in the disabled area. If the event is sold out we
cannot sell extra tickets.

Personal Assistant Ticketing Scheme.
People with accessibility needs may need to have someone with them. We offer
a 2 for 1 Ticket Policy for personal assistants. This arrangement is made
through the venue and not the ticketing agencies.

Aside from this we do not offer a reduced rate ticket price.
The service we offer is of equal quality to both disabled and non disabled
people so a discount is not necessary. West Africa's most iconic dance-band are back. Almost half a century since their formation, Senegal's Orchestra Baobab has returned with a timeless set of classic, swaying tunes in the group's trademark style.
Orchestra Baobab has just released Tribute To Ndiouga Dieng (World Circuit), dedicated to one of the band's original vocalists who sadly died in November 2016. His songs continue to be sung in the band by his son Alpha. The new album is fresh and yet reassuringly familiar, retaining the ripeness of the sound that made Orchestra Baobab a legend, but interpreted with vigour and vibrancy, and with a few twists that are vital and captivating.
Responsible for some of the world's most sublime and truly distinctive music, Orchestra Baobab fuse Afro-Cuban rhythm and Portuguese Creole melody with Congolese rumba and high life, which back at their inception in 1970 kick-started a musical renaissance in their native Senegal, turning the capital, Dakar, into one of the world's most vibrant musical cities. Over the next decade the group dominated the local scene and produced countless hits before disbanding in the mid-80s, but it was their neglected 1982 album, Ken Dou Werente - which included many of their most famous songs, 'Coumba', 'Ledi Njemme Mbodj' and 'Utru Horas' - that became a cult classic, re-released to huge acclaim by World Circuit Records in 1989 under the title Pirate's Choice.
The band reformed in 2001 with encouragement from Senegalese superstar Youssou N'Dour and the following year released Specialist in All Styles, their first album in nearly 20 years. In 2007 they released Made in Dakar.
'Old-school Africa at its finest.' The Observer
'One of the world's greatest live acts.' The Guardian