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Introducing... Lokandes

LOKANDES is the combination of two words: 'Crazy' and 'Andes' which represents the intention of their music - crazy music from the Andes -. This project was started in London, during December 2007, by Karlos Saldaña and Alx Alfaro. This project aims to create Alternative music with roots from traditional Andean music. LOKANDES entered its second phase completing the band line up with  virtuosa flute player from Bolivia Phaxsi Coca and other musicians from different parts of the world to complete an special line up.

LOKANDES aims to bring its audiences original music with socially conscious lyrics, at the same time bringing awareness to Latin-American cultures playing a red hot fusion of Afro-Andean and Latin beats with other contemporary music styles such as Funk, Latin, Reggae, Jazz, cumbia, etc.. Taking the melodies and energy of Andean music and bringing it up to date.

The band lines up with musicians from Peru, Bolivia, Spain, France, China and the UK and brings its audiences original music with socially conscious lyrics, whilst bringing awareness to Latin-American cultures. In August '09 the band played at Coronet Theatre (Elephant & Castle) where they supported the legendary Latin-American band called Kjarkas and then after Susana Bacca at the famous Jazz Cafe.
              
Lokandes played succesfully at Kendal Calling , Shoreditch Festival , London Green Fair , The Big Chill Festival , Carnaval Del Pueblo ,Glastonbury Festival, Vamos Festival, Roots & Flutes O2 Arena, Vamos Festival, BT London Olympics 2012, among others.

The band will playing their new album “Positive Energy” on this special night plus new songs never released.

Lokandes are :
Kanti Qena | Phaxsi Coca
Ayoze Hernandez-Lopez | Kieffer Santander
Feng Bao  | Joe James

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