The name Cairokee expresses the bands irrefutable connection with their Egyptian audiences, combining Cairo & Karaoke to symbolise their “singing along” with Cairo. Yet after over 15 years of performing and 4 albums, their captivating energy, creativity and humility has ensured that it is now Cairo that sings along with them, and not the other way around.
Articulating the many elements of contemporary Egyptian society that drive their generation, their music balances rock and spacious electronica with hints of pop and chaabi. Their anthemic calls for freedom, self-reflection and societal changes are an innate reflection of their phenomenal song-writing abilities and fan base, yet are ones that have not always resonated with authorities back home.
As part of their anticipated autumn UK tour, Cairokee will be returning to London to play a high-voltage show at the Jazz Cafe.
Tickets available here from the Jazz Cafe
Doors open 7pm.
Please note that this concert is expected to sell out.
Cairokee’s UK tour has been made possible with the support of Arts Council England – www.artscouncil.org.uk