Live African dance music that fuses the dexterity of the Gambian kora and Congolese guitar with the UK's electronic sensibility to provide upbeat, dancefloor-friendly new music for a new generation of music lovers.
Afriquoi are an underground sensation that combine live electronics with upbeat African music. The superb 5-piece live presentation fuses electronic music inspired by house, garage, disco, soul and jungle with Mandinka percussion, Gambian kora and Congolese and African guitar traditions to produce something wholly original.
Afriquoi is a London-based UK afro ensemble with each member serving as a band leader in their own way. Afriquoi is authentic fusion music in the truest sense of the word, bringing together a huge breadth of musical styles with musicians spanning in age over three decades and coming from Africa, the Caribbean and the UK.
They sprang from the cultural melting pot of London and have developed a cult following that is adored by followers of both electronic and African music. Huge crowds have been singing along to their songs on major stages at Glastonbury, WOMAD, Dimensions, Fusion, Boomtown, Shambala, Bestival, Secret Garden Party and the London Olympics. Their afro house classic "Kudaushe" has become a well-known favorite in clubs around the world.
With a wide range of Afriquoi's inspirations, from Oumou Sangare and Francis Bebey all the way up to Louie Vega and Midland, the Afriquoi DJ performance with live percussion has grown into something of a phenomenon in and of itself..
How to hire Afriquoi for an event
Learn how to hire Afriquoi or research availability and pricing for booking Afriquoi to perform at a corporate event, fundraiser, private party, social media campaign, fair or festival, tradeshow or conference, endorsement project, or hire Afriquoi as a guest speaker, please submit the form to our agency.
Frequently Asked Questions about booking Afriquoi to perform.
Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like Afriquoi in certain cases will consider virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking Afriquoi or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
Afriquoi's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking Afriquoi for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book Afriquoi, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Afriquoi. After we consult with them, we will provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the accurate Afriquoi booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Afriquoi for an event?" is a frequent question we get. The final Afriquoi booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we may show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will Afriquoi charge for an event. An example fee to book Afriquoi is in the starting range of $40,000-$74,999. However, any recent popularity change would cause a price fluctuation well beyond this example. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price as well. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
There is low probability to book Afriquoi for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Afriquoi agent on your behalf if your funding is in place. By not having funding ready then it will more difficult to book Afriquoi, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the Afriquoi booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Afriquoi, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
Afrocentric, Alternative-Electronic, Edm, Edm-House, Electronic, Electronic-Synth, R&B-Funk, R&B-Soul, World Music-African, Male, Age Group-18-30's, British, African, Caribbean