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We're updating our website to give you the best overview of our talent roster and services.
Back online early 2017!
Get in touch via e-mail for custom advice, availability and up to date info.

* photo: Bitori live at WOMAD Fuertaventura Nov 2016



2016 Was a record breaking year for shows Kokako Music booked, tours we produced and artists we presented.


  See you @
Eurosonic & Jazzahead

 

ARTISTS - Talent Roster Now available for 2017/2018

AKUA NARU | ORKESTA MENDOZA | NIVE AND THE DER CHILDREN | BITORI | BOOGAT | REDRED | SERGIO KRAKOWSKI TRIO | LAS CAFETERAS | GATO PRETO | MATUTO

DJs/PRODUCERS: CHANCHA VIA CIRCUITO | BARRIO LINDO | DAFERWA


Confirmed shows 2017


5 Jan - Gato Preto (w Skip & Die), PLLEK Amsterdam, NL
3 March - Bitori - WORM Rotterdam NL
5 March - Bitori - North Sea Jazz Club Amsterdam, NL
9 March - Akua Naru - BIRD Rotterdam, NL
10 March - Bitori - Banlieus Blues Festival Paris, FR
11 March - Bitori - Black Atlantic Club Lyon, FR
& more to be announced soon!

Full roster, availabilities and territories: Get in touch

Let's celebrate!

with a FREE DOWNLOAD from MIROCA PARIS
 
Kokako Music congratulates BITORI's Miroca with his debut single 'Mund Amor'.
You probably know this Cape Verdian musician and singer from playing with...
Cesaria Evora for 12 years, Aline Frazao, Tito Paris, Dino D'Santiago, Bitori and more!

Warm yourself with Mund Amor: watch his video - or grab his single limited time only!
DOWNLOAD Miroca Paris's single NOW
Orkesta Mendoza - !Vamos a Guarachar! (Glitterbeat Sept '16)
  • Financial Times 5* review 
  • EU World Music Charts: Dec #7
  • EWMC Best of 2016 #40
  • Trans Global Music Charts Nov #15
  • FRoots nominee 'Best New Album Of 2016'
Bitori - Legend of Funaná – The Forbidden Music of the Cape Verde Island (Analog Africa Sep '16)
NOW BOOKING 2017 - 2018

Kokako Music

HQ Utrecht, The Netherlands. Spreading industry changing live and electronic music from vibrant global hotspots - as agent, festival presenter and speaker. HQ: NL & USA, operating in Europe, North America, Asia.

Clients include Lowlands, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Tivoli/Vredenburg, Glastonbury, Kennedy Center, Lantaren/Venster, Roskilde, Jarasum Jazz and Paleo Nyon. #Gatekeeper #FutureRoots #Urban #GlobalJazz #WomenInMusic

Exciting fresh global sounds. Quality current music rooted in rich culture: Greenlandic indie, Argentinian digital-folklore DJs to Brazilian pandeiro jazz.

Some words about our founder Miriam Brenner (USA/NL)

Is a bi-continental gatekeeper who gravitates towards exciting fresh sounds of the globe, sharing (new) artists as independent artistic director, manager/agent, lecturer and occasionally writer or radio guest. She is honored to be a former WOMEX and IDFA jury member.

The published musicologist programs Festival Mundial in Tilburg NL: Celebrating their 30th anniversary in '17, the festival annually presents over 60 acts (live bands and DJs) during two days in an amazing industrial cultural heritage location. Mundial often kickstarts Dutch and European careers for both established and upcoming talent.

Since founding Kokako Music in ’12 she's organized tours in three continents, developed sustainable careers for diverse talent and opened them to new markets. Miriam draws on experience from curating festival Music Meeting NL, producing shows and special events at a performing arts centers, tour managing and traveling from an early age. Miriam is an active co-founder of the Global Club Music Network – spreading industry changing electronic music from vibrant global hotspots. Curating club nights with members in multiple countries and organizing showcase events, GCMN connects professionals to create solid touring circuits.

This young female professional goes beyond booking shows: she combines quality artist, their urgent stories and rich cultures, opening narratives in today’s world, re-humanizing the ‘other’ through music. She advocates to bridge gender and racial gaps (on and off stage) within the music industry.

Contact

Get in touch to book our artists now! Ask our team about specific availability, tour dates and territories:

bookings@ kokakomusic.com