Discussing Malembe, KOKOKO! offered the following: ''Malembe means slowly, and Makara sings 'slowly, hit/beat me up slowly', then answers the backing vocals 'you will kill me' before singing 'make sure you’re heard and understood'.''
KOKOKO! are now back in Europe following a triumphant debut trip to the US, which saw them pack out shows in New York, LA and San Francisco - and also emerge as one of the most talked about acts at this year’s SXSW, with NPR choosing them as one of their festival highlights. The band start a European tour which ends with fast-selling headline dates at XOYO, London and Babadoum, Paris. Check out this aftermovie from their recent sold-out show at Bozar, Brussels:
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KOKOKO! are also completing work on their highly anticipated debut album, due in the summer of 2019.