GRUPO LOKITO

LOCATION:
Congolese / Cuban / Latin

BOOKING EMAIL:
music@movimientos.org.uk

Grupo Lokito

Grupo Lokito fuse contemporary Congolese and Cuban music creating a modern day cocktail of two of the great world musics. Based in London, the band have taken the UK by storm, wowing festivals and the club circuit alike with their blistering grooves and outlandish dance moves.

The glorious melodious vocals of Congolese front men Eugene Makuta and Iddo Donnatella blends with soaring guitars courtesy of Congolese guitar hero Mbokalia, and the lilting keyboards of Sara. All of this sits on top of the rhythmic powerhouse team of Michel (drums), Emeris (Congas) and Elpidio (bass).

Since their formation in 2006 the band have gone from strength to strength, completing several UK tours and building a solid following. As if the grooves weren’t enough, the band have developed a rapport with their audiences which gets everyone up on their feet.

Grupo Lokito write their own original tunes: stories of life ranging from love tales, reflections on the trials facing musicians trying to make a home away from home, wisdom of the elders to the simple joy of dancing.



"On a baking hot Saturday Grupo Lokito took to the stage in the early evening and lifted the sun soaked Rhythmtree audience from their seats with their irresistible mix of Cuban and Congolese styles.? It's a sparkling, very natural and catchy combination of styles and when it's delivered with this much panache, verve and good time confident gusto by a band who love what they do and are at the top of their game the result is a joyous celebration and wide smiles all round. Group Lokito have matured into a truly great band and were, amidst strong competition, one of the stand out hits of our festival weekend."
- Pete Holden, Rhythmtree Festival

"Grupo Lokito rounded off the first ever ¡VAMOS! Leeds with a real feel good vibe of Congolese and Latino rhythms. Tightly delivered and with an infectious spirit and warm energy they were the perfect headliner!"
- Nik Barrera, Vamos Festival


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23 February 2019

Waykiki Boys + Camo Clave + Los Gusanos

Movimientos are back at the Hoot with a tropical feast for the senses! Paris-based band Waykiki Boys will be bringing their unique mix of Peruvian cumbia, electro and surf music to South London fresh off the back of the release of their latest EP. Alongside them, also with newly released tunes, Camo Clave return to Hootananny with their 21st century tropical party, as traditional Latin American rhythms meet modern day electronics. Los Gusanos’ hard-swinging Latin jazz & blues is sure to get the whole room grooving, and of course Movimientos DJs will be on hand to keep the party going before and after with an eclectic mix of Latin and tropical beats!

1 March 2019

Love Carnival with Populous, Dendê Nation, SNO & Papaoul

It’s carnival season and we’re back for the first Love Carnival of 2019, returning to South London’s legendary Bussey Building, bringing more tropical vibes with a very exciting international guest, Italy’s Populous, alongside some live Samba Reggae from Dendê Nation and guest DJs SNO & Papaoul!

8 March 2019

Ms. Nina

A night of female-led perreo, dembow, reggaeton, dancehall and tropical bass with a very special international guest. She’s been dubbed one of the queens of feminist reggaeton… We’re extremely excited to welcome Argentinian multidisciplinary artist Ms. Nina as she brings her explosive neo-perreo sound to Redon!

9 March 2019

Brazil Carnival Special: Big Ben Jorge + Unity Inspiration + Aleh Ferreira + DJ Tigas + DJ Lorioca

Movimientos present a night of Brazilian beats celebrating the almighty carnivals of Brazil, from the Afro-Brazilian blocos of Bahia to the Baile Funk sounds of Rio’s favelas. Big Ben Jorge will be presenting their explosive Samba-Funk music live, alongside Samba-Reggae drum ensemble Unity Inspiration. Keeping things moving before and after DJ Tigas will be on hand with his eclectic mix of beats from MPB to Brazilian Funk, as well as DJ LoRIOca, connecting the dots between London and Rio de Janeiro with some Baile Funk & Brazilian Bass.