BOKANTÉ & METROPOLE ORKEST
What Heat (LP)
Bokanté & Metropole Orkest. A unique and epic encounter between a new world music supergroup and the world’s leading pop & jazz orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley.
Michael League – band leader of Bokanté – and Metropole Orkest first worked together on the Grammy Award winning ‘Sylva’. And while this collaboration is a whole different beast, fans of Snarky Puppy will not be disappointed. League’s writing style resonates throughout while singer Malika Tirolien sets the mood with her Creole/French lyrics. Couple that with the skills of six additional top musicians from four different continents and a supergroup is born.
Following their 2017 debut ‘Strange Circles’ the band and Metropole Orkest chief conductor Jules Buckley mutually expressed interest in working together on new music to celebrate world music, connectivity, unity and love. Michael League: “Metropole Orkest is my absolute favorite symphonic ensemble in the world for playing contemporary popular music. Their versatility is unmatched and they’re a genuine pleasure to work with. I think of this collaboration as equal parts band-vocals-orchestra and we’re exploring and shaping the music together.”