There’s already quite a buzz around Soukouss Internationale.
Within it’s first year the band has headlined Leederville Carnival (2015), performed to enthusiastic crowds at RTR FM’s A Moment in Time show at the WA museum and Fremantle’s Hidden Treasures and capped off the year with a semi legendary performance at Camp Doogs and a WAMi award nomination for “Best World Act”.
Soukouss Internationale showcase authentic high energy African dance beats with a sexy dance show. For the last 50 years Congolese music has been the hit sound all over the Africa, and with good reason: gorgeous vocal melodies, pumping afro-latin booty shaking rhythms and scorching guitar solos.
Led by guitarist Jamie Searle (Grace Barbe, Odette Mercy), Soukouss Internationale also features guitar hero Mahamudo Selimane from Mozambican supergroup Eyuphuro, plus members of Grace Barbe’s multi award winning band, Odette Mercy’s Soul Atomics and the legendary Askari Afrobeat Orchestra. Fronting the band are the dynamic singers Quentin Thony (La Reunion) and Flora Osyanju (Kenya) and dancers Aminata Kamara (Sierra Leone) and Chabala Chalwe (Zambia).
Soukouss means “shake it”! – Get ready for an unforgettable night of music and dance!