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Choc Quib Town, Jazz Café

Choc Quib Town, Jazz Café

The Latin Grammy-nominated band put a new spin on Afro-Colombian music

Choc Quib Town pose for their rather too tasteful CD coverJorge Orozco
I love a world music gig where there’s hardly a single world music fan present - or for that matter, a world music journalist. By this I mean that it’s a joy to be at a concert where the audience seems to mainly consist of people from the band’s country of origin, who are just thrilled to be getting a taste of home. From the off last night these fans of Colombia’s latest musical export seemed to know every taught, funky song and its sing-along chorus, and they bounced around with the kind of enthusiasm one rarely sees in a London world music audience (at least not until the encore informs them that if they don’t have fun now they will have missed their chance.)

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