Sunday Joint: Kontiki & Guests
Sunday 31 October 2021
Kontiki + The Goddess Collective
After covering plenty of jazz, hip-hop, Brazilian beats and soul in the first 6 weeks since the Sunday Joint relaunched, tonight we focus on Africa and Latin America. Two great Leeds bands bringing together an array of past and present global beats under the Hifi’s roof and primed heavily for dancefloor action.
Kontiki are the Bradford/Leeds based afro-fusion crew who love the guitar infused dance music of Central and West Africa – soukous, rhumba, highlife. No nonsense hypnotic dance grooves with horn and guitar solos guaranteed to rock any dancefloor. Add in some Fela inspired Nigerian afrobeat, a dose of Manu Dibango soul makossa/afro jazz and you have a perfect blend of dancefloor magic. With a strong local following built up over a string of live shows the last few years, their debut EP sold out it’s first run in 2 weeks last autumn. They’re venturing out of Leeds now for gigs and have their debut LP ready for release early next year. Their summer Sunday Joint 2020 show was cancelled due to the pandemic so it’s great to reschedule it tonight. Ones to watch for 2022 with their Yorkshire x Afrosounds vibes.
The Goddess Collective is the new 8 piece Leeds all-female afrofusion/Latin jazz band everyone is talking about in the city’s buzzing DIY jazz/global beats scene. Only formed in late summer, their debut show for Moma Cat Discs in September alongside Plantfood, was a packed sell out of frenzied dancing and joy. They feature some excellent Leeds jazz/global beats musicians already well known at Sunday Joint, and have a debut original composition single dropping in October. The band are : Sam Brown – violin, Fee Buckton- trumpet, Flora Taylor- tenor sax, Hyo Jung – guitar, Lilla Hall- piano, Amanda Nossen – electric bass, Katie Proctor – drums, Maeve Thorpe – drums.
On the decks 8pm-11pm is legendary Leeds jazz/soul/global beats DJ Lubi Jovanovic (DIG Family) mixing up all things jazzy and soulful from across the globe past, present and future. After 11pm, longtime Sunday Joint resident DJ Kyle McSparron plays great dance floor heavy music, from afro-disco to 80s boogie, classic hip-hop to Jamaican reggae jams and all points between. A fantastic night of live music, quality DJs, great drinks promos and all this is FREE ENTRY!Time8PM