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GO!: From left, Fukami, Dook, Bell, Ninja, Steidinger and Parton

"And I am Ninja!" proclaims Nkechi Ka with a high kick and a karate chop, "and we are the Go! Team!" Her energy and the dizzying, euphoric music of the six-piece band galvanizes the capacity crowd at the Astoria. The central London venue regularly welcomes world-class performers, but few appear to inspire such kinetic joy in their audiences. The lights refract off toothy grins and illuminate a sea of enthusiasts bouncing up and down as the band crank back up to the strains of Ladyflash , the Go! Team's set closer.

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