The West African Pop Band
Kaleta is a West African pop band that fuses rhythms and melodies of traditional African music with those of Western pop music. The result is a captivating mixture of African folk, JuJu, and high-life music, laced with R&B reggae and rock; the sound is exotic, yet familiar. The lyrics are in native West African languages including Yoruba (Nigeria), Fon and Goun (Benin), and Ewe (Togo), as well as in French and English.
Kaleta have performed in various clubs in New York: Zinc bar, Sugar bar,Satalla, Gureje Afroshrine, Rainforest relief, including the annual Celebrate Brooklyn Festival.
Kaleta recently topped the Africa international chart with 3 songs at #1/2/3 and 4th positions..<Africa numero 1 radio> He is also the lead vocalist and percussionist of Akoya Afrobeat ensemble,
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Drumming is an integral aspect of the bandís music. In Fact, the bandís name, Kaleta, in West African language refers to the singing and dancing masquerade, which accompanies celebration. On such occasions, young people wearing traditional face paint and masks, playing drums and cowbells, fill the streets of their neighborhoods with percussive, melodic rhythms, the festive sounds of Kaleta. This explains why we wear make-ups or masks on the stage.
Kaleta is a composer, percussionist, lead vocalist, and guitarist. He has performed on world tours and recorded numerous albums with African musicians, such as King Sunny Ade, Femi Kuti, Fela Kuti. Kaleta is a former member of Shina Peters Afro-JuJu band in Nigeria.
In addition to his work Kaleta is sought after as a producer and afrobeat consultant worldwide.
KALETA the band has members from across the globe Nigeria, Poland, Japan and USA.