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Carry Me Home / Baba Ayoola

Brownswood Recordings

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Inspired by the wonderful Dele Sosimi & dedicated to Julian Samuel Caulker & Alexander Bamidele Ighamre


'“Before melody or harmony, there’s rhythm,” cites Sheila Maurice-Grey, the band leader of KOKOROKO, when speaking to Dele Sosimi about musical structure. A profound statement that is reflected through the sonic depths of their hypnotically bracing new single, ‘Carry me home’. The track was inspired by conversations with the masterful Sosimi, whose technical ability in bridging the gap between the West African afrobeat sound of his roots, and the London energy of his upbringing, has directly informed the ever-impressive capabilities demonstrated by London’s eight-piece collective, KOKOROKO.


Maurice-Grey's sharpened understanding and deeply perceptive admiration of those who came before us, combined with the band’s gritty London energy, combusts in the form of their new track; a rhythmic whirlwind, layered in wondrous segments of harmonic beauty, creating a sound that simultaneously balances the energetic dance-like qualities of their track, ‘Uman’, whilst offering elements of the introspective emotion felt in their soul-stirring joint, Abusey...  more - Bandcamp

Label: Brownswood Recordings – BWOOD0252

Format: Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single

Country: UK

Released: 25 Jun 2021

Genre: Jazz

Style: Contemporary Jazz, Afrobeat