Kaleta And Super Yamba Funk Up The World

"The original vision for the Super Yamba Band was to play instrumental originals mostly inspired by the sounds of 1970s West African funk. The Brooklyn-based band took its cues from early influences like Super Djata Band from Mali, The Funkees…

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Kaleta And Super Yamba Band Make Music The Message

"Kaleta and Super Yamba Band brought the legendary West African sound of Afrobeat to Cafe Nine on Thursday night, proving that the message of the revolutionary music lives on, and connects to the present moment, as much as ever."

 

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Kaleta & Super Yamba Band @ The Vinyl District's Radar with Evan Toth

"The Afrobeat sound has become a very popular genre in the last few years. Many bands - from all over the world - have embraced this exciting, funky sound that combines elements of West African music and couples it with American funk, jazz, and soul. While these recent creators make some wonderfully exciting music, the Super Yamba Band has a secret weapon that the others don’t have and his name is Kaleta."

 

Source: Apple Podcasts

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Kaleta and Super Yamba Band bring Afro-funk to Afropunk

"The band centered around Afrobeat brought a little more than that to the Afropunk stage. Drawing inspiration from small bands in Nigeria and Ghana to large American music pioneers such as Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, and The Who, the band offered listeners a unique version of Afrobeat all sung in the native language of Benin. Listening to their music, references to Afrofunk, American funk, and jazz could be heard."

Source: NYSMusic

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AFROPUNK Brooklyn 2022 Brought The House Down

"...Legendary vocalist and guitarist Kaleta and his Super Yamba Band were the sound to break through the clouds, as their performance was the driest of the day and gave fans a chance to throw their hands in the air and dance along to their irresistible beats. The Beninese-Nigerian frontman mastered the stage the way an industry great can, and the love and admiration he and his Brooklyn-based band clearly have for each other translated well to the merry crowd..."

 

Source: OkayAfrica

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Kaleta & Super Yamba Band: “Gogo Rock”

"Kaleta & Super Yamba Band are more than willing to get sweaty alongside crowds with a raw, timeless sound that introduces West African languages and some of the rarest grooves to mainstream dance floors. Only a year after their first single together, Kaleta & Super Yamba Band have just released their debut full-length, Mèdaho, today! So what the heck are you waiting for? Put your rump into motion with the album opener, “Gogo Rock”! 

 

Source: KUTX 98.9

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