American music artist. Kokolo Afrobeat, Boogaloo Destroyers, Solo, Terrificos.
Lugo has performed live in 35 countries, released 12 albums across various music genres, and collaborated and performed with artists such as Manu DiBango, Joe Bataan, Charlie Hunter, Seun Kuti, Chic, Pete Rodriguez, Richie Ray, Kutiman, Sofrito, Gilles Peterson, BeatFanatic, Faze Action, Roy Davis Jr., Diesler, Lack of Afro, SoulJazz Orchestra and with members of groups such as Peter Gabriel, Lauryn Hill, Matisyahu, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, King Sunny Ade, Burning Spear, Egypt 80, Grupo Fantasma, Antibalas and many others.
Albums can sometimes come together quickly and other times can take years to complete. It can depend on whether the songs were written in a way that suits the way the musicians play, the collective energy of everyone in the recording studio and most importantly, where the mindset is on that day. For example, I […]
Big love to GRUNDFUNK for the new album support in lovely PRAGUE. udržujte dobrou hudbu, bratři!! New album, “Family Remixes” out now on VINYL/CD/DIGI on Ammonite Records. Click on Photos to view article:
A big THANKS to everyone playing the new album at the moment and salute to ALEKSANDAR STEVANOVIC for this photo from the stage at FESTIVAL ZANATSKOG PIVA NIS. “Family Remixes” is out now on VINYL/CD/DIGI on Ammonite Records.
When nights roll one into another, every dressing room nap counts. New KOKOLO, BOOGALOO DESTROYERS and TERRIFICOS albums + live shows on the way. Blessed to still be working with my beloved brothers after all these years. Salute.
An old photo taken on September 13, 2001 with the great DUKE AMAYO of ANTIBALAS. This was the first day of recording for KOKOLO’s debut album at Daptone Studios in Brooklyn. I titled the album “Fuss And Fight”, primarily because of the infighting that had been going on within the band leading up to the […]