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Bio

Lokomotiv is a festive drum troupe created in 2000 by the passionate percussionist Jo Zanders. Starting up as a cheerful Brazilian batucada, playing at festivals and parties,Lokomotiv soon began digging its very own groove. Driven by an insatiable urge to stray off the beaten path,Jo began combining North African and Mediterranean rhythms with the carnival beats the band had played until then. The songs took on such a distinctive local colour that the musical flavours could not be traced back on the World Atlas. Even the instruments themselves are handcrafted according to the tastes of the members of the group. In this way,Lokomotiv single-handedly sets the house on fire leaving the audience completely perplexed…