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Kinkajous & Kefaya
Nov 2018 22

Two of the most exciting and distinct collectives on the Jazz scene are heading to Moth Club for a massive co-headline show for this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival! Both Kefaya and Kinkajous have become renowned for their eclectic and diverse creations, fusing Jazz with their respective cultural and musical influences.

Kefaya are an award winning musical collective led by UK-based musicians and producers Giuliano Modarelli and Al MacSween. An eclectic  group of immigrants, travellers and international artists, Kefaya seek to find common ground between global folk traditions with a cutting-edge sound rooted firmly in the 21st century. Since winning Best Newcomer at Songlines Music Awards 2017, Kefaya have been gaining a reputation for their virtuosic and mesmerising live shows, performing across Europe and India with a modular line-up ranging from a trio to a nine-piece ensemble.

Co-headlining this unmissable night will be Kinkajous a London based quintet who conjure a passionate, introspective and powerful sound, that draws from their shared love for jazz and electronica. Led by saxophonist/clarinetist Adrien Cau and drummer/producer Benoît Parmentier, their influences range from Flying Lotus, Bonobo, Portico Quartet and Snarky Puppy. With a debut album dropping soon, this band are definitely one to watch.

Their tracks blend whirling synths with warm saxophones and a percussive fusion of real drums and electronic samples. The result is a form of ambient, electronic Jazz akin to that of Floating Points and many of Gondwana Records’ affiliates. However, the idiosyncratic instrumental timbres and evocative melodic lines evident in the works of Kinkajous, set them apart as one of the most distinct and intriguing Jazz collectives around.  

This is a rare opportunity to witness first-hand the ever-diversifying parameters of Jazz in the modern era. As Kefaya push these parameters with political sentiment and Middle-Eastern melodies, Kinkajous push them in a different direction with their synthesisers and electronic production. This one is going to be special. Get your tickets now.

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