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WEAA offers an exquisite mixture of music programming, with a focus on artists, not labels. Our music is rooted in mainstream and contemporary jazz and is complimented by gospel, blues, reggae, world music, and hip-hop and even house music.

The Austin 100: KOKOROKO

KOKOROKO.
KOKOROKO.

Hometown: London, England

Genre: Jazz

Why We're Excited: KOKOROKO's "Abusey Junction" first found a worldwide audience thanks to its placement on a high-profile compilation of London jazz called We Out Here; from there, the languid Afrobeat tune has been streamed tens of millions of times. What leaps out about the song's viral success is that the song... well, doesn't leap out. Instead, it wanders and glides with hypnotic thoughtfulness, fueled by Oscar Jerome's conversational guitar solos and soft sweeps of brass.

Listen to Kokoroko's "Abusey Junction"

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