James Jozee

Jambo! Get ready to groove to the beats of Mama Africa in Goa


The rhythmic sounds of Africa will echo through Goa in a sensational live concert this November. Led by Goa’s Aldrin Soares and Neil Ribeiro, Lumberjack is bringing Africa’s best and Kenya’s very own to India with James Jozee & The Gogosimo Band, live on stage at The Panjim Gymkhana on Friday, November 15, 2019.

The Afro Experience, promoted by Lumberjack, promises a fabulous evening with exquisite gourmet food and premium drinks all around. The eight-piece band, led by multi-talented instrumentalist and acclaimed pianist James Jozee, has filled concert venues, eager to hear soul, jazz and African music. 

James Jozee

A high-energy natural showman of French, Congolese and Kenyan heritage, James Jozee shares the stage with international and top African artists and is a regular on the African music circuit. With six albums under his belt, he has performed with Hugh Masekela (the father of South African Jazz) and Salif Keita, and recorded with Papa Wemba, Isaiah Katumwa and Dede Mabiaku.

James Jozee & The Gogosimo Band has garnered thousands of fans all over Africa and Europe with covers of popular songs as well as original tracks from jazz, Latino, pop, rumba, Afro beats, salsa, zouk, segaa, mwanzele, mserego and soul.

James Jozee

Putting together an action-packed show with him are:

  • David Ndashia Omamu (lead guitars) 
  • Mechack Niyonkuru (drums) 
  • Michael Onyango Awalla (bass guitar) 
  • Matilda Hilda Achayo (vocals) 
  • Noah Robert Fukwe Saha (vocals/saxophone) 
  • Eric Kyalo Mwangangi (percussion/congas) 
  • Muema Nzomo (2nd keyboards)

As part of their India tour, James Jozee & The Gogosimo Band will also perform in Bangalore on Saturday, November 16, and in Mumbai on Sunday, November 17. Tickets are on sale at Delfino’s in Porvorim, Champs in Panjim, Cavala in Baga and Magsons supermarket in Margao.

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