Band performing on Sunday 24th February evening
Lokkhi Terra is a music project created by UK/Bangladeshi musician Kishon Khan – combining Bangladeshi music traditions with those from Africa and Latin America – creating a sound that can truly be called “world music”. Their music is probably best summed up in the words of the correspondent of Timeout London, “a majestic multi-cultural blend of sounds … effortlessly build bridges between rolling Indian raga rhythms, Afro-Cuban grooves, Acid Jazz/funk and free flowing improvisation”. Lokkhi Terra’s debut album ‘ No Visa Required’ was released last summer through Funkiwala Records – album of the month (Jungle Drums magazine, May 2010), Editor’s Choice (ethnicnow.com) . About their second Album ‘ Che Guavas Rickshaw Diaries’ this is what the Sunday Times Magazine had to say: “the multicultural settings effortlessly encapsulate 21st century London. Traditional songs from Bangladesh collide with Latin rhythms, township jazz, funk and ambient shades, all seasoned with a lilting pop sensibility … Gold medals all round” . It featured on the “Top of the World” CD with 4 star review in August New Releases charts -World Music Network.
Equally at home performing at the Southbank Centre to a bustling Latin club in London or at an Asian Mela, the band was also invited to perform at the National Stadium in Dhaka Bangladesh to an audience of over 20,000 people at the closing ceremony of the South Asian Federation Games in 2010 which was broadcast live throughout South Asia. Lokkhi Terra was one of the leading acts at the first World Music Festival held in Dhaka in Feb.2011. Their concerts have captivated audiences at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre London to the Barbican and from Richmix to Ronnie Scotts and Passing Clouds. They have been part of the UK festival circuits right from WOMAD in Charlton Park down to Baishakhi Mela in Brick Lane.