Soul Rebels 6th Birthday feat Kokoroko + Mamilah @ The Wardrobe Leeds, Leeds [6 October]

Soul Rebels 6th Birthday feat Kokoroko + Mamilah


120
06
October
19:00 - 23:59

 Facebook event page
The Wardrobe Leeds
6 St Peters Square, LS9 8AH Leeds
Soul Rebels 6th Birthday feat Kokoroko + Mamilah

Longtime Leeds jazz/funk/soul/global beats music promoter DJ Lubi launched Soul Rebels Sessions at The Wardrobe back in October 2012. The aim was to feature a night of live music that championed jazz, soul, funk, hip-hop, Latin, African and Brazilian music under one roof with a motto that said ”from Fela to Dilla and beyond”. It quickly became a hit and the go-to session for all in the city who loved these music genres, inspiring many copycat nights/sessions (a sign of a successful brand).

To celebrate this 6th anniversary, one of the hottest bands from the current UK jazz explosion visit our city for the first time. From London but now making waves worldwide, ...meet Kokoroko, an 8 piece afrobeat ensemble inspired by the music of Fela Kuti, Tony Allen, Orlando Julius and Femi Kuti and featuring some of the finest jazz and global beats musicians in the capital (including guitarist Oscar Jerome and drummer Eddie Hick).

Lead by trumpeter Sheila Morris-Gray, Kokoroko have been building up a strong following in London the last few years via their legendary live gigs. Their popularity is growing beyond the capital via their Boiler Room and Worldwide FM sets, gigs in Paris/Dublin/Italy and a track on this year’s hot London jazz compilation “We Out Here” on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings. This summer, they play Gilles Peterson’s much loved “Worldwide Festival” in the south of France.

This is their first gig in Leeds and one of their first outside London. If you love afrobeat or afrojazz, you need to be at this show. Check them out at kokorokomusic.co.uk/

Support comes from the rising stars of the Leeds jazz/ soul scene, Mamilah, another 8 piece band but this time drenched in the classic sounds of soul and funk. Formed at Leeds College Of Music in early 2017 by young musicians from across the UK and beyond, they skipped the popular modern sound of neo-soul loved by their contemporaries and reached back to the past masters and legends of the 1970s – Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway, Minnie Ripperton and Roberta Flack. In singer Lydia Kotsirea, they truly have a future UK soul star in the making. A refreshing young band who insist on leaving the classics alone and performing and writing original material. Check them out at facebook.com/Mamilah

DJs on the night are Soul Rebels resident DJs Lubi Jovanovic and Chris Welch. They’ll keep this 6th birthday party bouncing from start to finish with their blend of contemporary and classic jazz, soul, Latin, hiphop, Afro and Brazilian music.

Doors 8.00pm. Mamilah 9.00pm. Kokoroko 10.15pm.

Soul Rebels DJs until late.

Tickets £9/£7.50 students advance from

lunatickets.co.uk + jumborecords.co.uk + crashrecords.co.uk
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ The Wardrobe Leeds:

IDLES free entry Afternoon Album launch gig at The Wardrobe
The Wardrobe Leeds
The Daft Punk Orchestra | Leeds
The Wardrobe Leeds
Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club | Leeds
The Wardrobe Leeds
David Bowie tribute AladdinSane: Mutant Movement 70s Special
The Wardrobe Leeds
Bulsara and His Queenies at The Wardrobe, Leeds
The Wardrobe Leeds
Huey Morgan's NYC Block Party | Leeds
The Wardrobe Leeds
George Porter Jr. & Runnin Pardners-UK Tour Leeds)+Crowd Company
The Wardrobe Leeds
Brinsley Forde (Aswad) | Leeds
The Wardrobe Leeds
Renegade Brass Band | Leeds
The Wardrobe Leeds
Catherine McGrath | Leeds
The Wardrobe Leeds
The Mouse Outfit + Guests // Leeds
The Wardrobe Leeds
Ones To Watch 2019 Leeds #1 - The Wardrobe
The Wardrobe Leeds
The Night Café + Chappaqua Wrestling & Plaza | Leeds
The Wardrobe Leeds
Elephant Trees // Leeds
The Wardrobe Leeds
Dane Baptiste: G O D
The Wardrobe Leeds
UK Foo Fighters Play Leeds 2018
The Wardrobe Leeds
Felicity Ward: Busting A Nut
The Wardrobe Leeds
The Academic Live in Leeds
The Wardrobe Leeds
Dan Owen // Leeds
The Wardrobe Leeds

The most anticipated events in Leeds :

Leeds Festival 2018
Leeds Festival
Mint Festival 2018
Mint Festival
Sushi Festival comes to Leeds
Leeds
Kylie Minogue: Leeds
First Direct Arena
Dinosaur Weekend at Cannon Hall Farm
Cannon Hall Farm
Bingley Music Live 2018
Myrtle Park, Bingley, BD16 2, United Kingdom
The Greatest Showman Sing-a-long
Lotherton
Pizza & Prosecco Festival Leeds - Tickets Running Low
Royal Armouries
Carnival of the Dead comes to Halifax
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Leeds Stand Up To Trump - Protest UK Visit
Leeds Art Gallery
The most popular events in your news feed!