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Jazz and soul musicians from UK, Kenya and Uganda team up for Liverpool show

Jazz and soul musicians from UK, Kenya and Uganda team up for Liverpool show

Africa Oyé and 24 Kitchen Street and present…


Monday 24th February, 2020
24 Kitchen Street, Liverpool
Doors: 7pm

A collaborative project combining jazz and soul musicians from UK, Kenya and Uganda is heading to Liverpool this February for what’s set to be an incredible night at 24 Kitchen Street.

Africa Oyé & 24 Kitchen Street will present the Liverpool debut of Extra Soul Perception on 24th February; a collaborative project exploring new tangents in soul music with eight innovative artists.

In November 2019, the artists from Kenya, Uganda and the UK spent a week in Nairobi together making an album at Supersonic Africa.

photo by Dan Medhurst

The result was a spread of music that reflected the range of backgrounds, interests and skills in the group; from acapella harmonies, soft spoken word, transcendental gqom, razor sharp swahili rap, bumping broken beat and beguiling RnB.

In February 2020, all eight return to the UK to showcase this new music across a three date tour in Liverpool, London and Manchester.

Extra Soul Perception is made up of Maxwell Owin (UK), Lynda Dawn (UK), Lex Amor. (UK), Labdi (Ke), Karun (Ke), K15 (UK), Hibotep (Ug) and Faizal Mostrixx (Ug).

Led by an open-minded approach to harmonising different sounds, techniques and traditions, ESP. celebrates commonality across borders in the hope of changing perceptions of a long-established genre.

photo by Dan Medhurst

Extra Soul Perception play 24 Kitchen Street in Liverpool on Monday 24th February, 2020. Find out more about the project at and get your tickets for the Liverpool show at

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