Formed in Tokyo,Japan in September 2006, KINGDOM AFROCKS is an Afro beat band consisting of eight unique members with extensive international experience, particularly in Senegal, Cuba, Brazil, and New Orleans,U.S.
Co-recording and performing live with the legendary drummer Tony Allen, who supported the founding era of Afro beat with Fela Kuti, made KINGDOM AFROCKS the No.1 Afro beat band, both in name and reality.
The band has established their own style of music that incorporates jazz, Brazilian, Latin and rock into Afro beat.
They have performed at various outdoor music festivals in Japan, including FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL and SUNSET LIVE, and at events such as TOKYO JAZZ CIRCUIT and Gilles Peterson presents WORLDWIDE SHOWCASE.
In recent years, the band has frequently been contacted from overseas,which lead them to perform at “Okayafrica”, hosted by QuestLove from The Roots and co-star with Giles Peterson and FRANCOIS.K, making KINGDOM AFROCKS one of the most featured world class bands in Japan.
The band’s performance at the FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL 2012 after the release of the album"SanSanNaNa" on 27 June 2012, and the national album release tour has fascinated the crowd and further raised the band’s profile.
No doubt, KINGDOM AFROCKS is one of the hottest bands to check out in 2013!