Elegua’s Unforgettable Musical Journey: From London’s Royal Albert Hall to the Heart of West Africa


In the of global music scene, some artists manage to carve a path that not only captivates audiences but also traverses cultural boundaries.

Kevin Haynes Grupo Elegua is undoubtedly one such musical ensemble, weaving their mesmerizing melodies across continents and leaving an indelible mark on diverse audiences.

The year 2020-2021 saw Elegua’s momentous performance at the prestigious London Royal Albert Hall Edar rooms.

Their music, a fusion of rhythmic complexities and soulful melodies, resonated within the grand walls of this iconic venue, echoing the harmonious blend of cultures that Elegua’s music represents.

However, their journey didn’t stop there. Elegua ventured beyond borders to the heart of West Africa, specifically Senegal Dakar. Here, in the vibrant musical landscape of Dakar, they collaborated with the illustrious Jabel Cissokho, a musical luminary in his own right.

Jabel’s contribution as a guest artist added a unique dimension to Elegua’s performance, infusing their sound with the rich flavors of Senegalese music.

Elegua’s artistic exploration extended to the picturesque setting of La Rosa Bein Republic Cotounu, where they filmed a captivating music video. The Bamboo Cafe music venue, nestled within this idyllic location, provided the perfect backdrop for the group’s evocative melodies to unfold.

Additionally, they graced the stages of renowned venues like La Unique, enthralling audiences with their distinctive fusion of jazz and African musical traditions.

The year 2022 witnessed Elegua’s meteoric rise continue as they achieved a remarkable feat: a sold-out performance at the illustrious Ronnie Scots Jazz club. Their music had transcended boundaries, captivating the hearts of listeners who resonated with their innovative compositions.

Adding to their list of triumphs, Elegua took to the stage at Acklam Village, located in the vibrant landscape of West London’s Portobello Road.

Sharing this stage with them was none other than the British chart-topping artist, Paul Weller. The collaboration showcased the seamless fusion of genres, a testament to Elegua’s ability to bridge musical divides effortlessly.

Amidst the whirlwind of performances and collaborations, Elegua continued to evolve their musical identity. In 2022, they released a highly anticipated EP titled “Egbe Alreagbo.” This release marked another chapter in their musical journey, inviting listeners to immerse themselves in their sonic exploration.

In a world where music knows no borders, Kevin Haynes Grupo Elegua has managed to navigate the global stage with finesse and creativity. From the opulent halls of London’s Royal Albert Hall to the vibrant streets of Dakar, their music serves as a testament to the unifying power of art.



Written by
Barbie Edonia


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