Previously released as a digital single and a limited 7in, this new version has been remastered for superior sound quality!
Kaleta & Super Yamba Band’s debut single, “Mr. Diva,” draws on the group’s shared reverence for the raw, psychedelic afrofunk sound that captivated Kaleta as a music loving kid in 1970s Benin. Kaleta's guitar chops earned him decades of recording and international touring with Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade and more recently Lauryn Hill. “Mr. Diva” was recorded live to tape at Hive Mind Recording in Brooklyn, NY and produced by Vince Chiarito (Charles Bradley, Ikebe Shakedown).
Brooklyn afro-funksters Kaleta & Super Yamba Band are fronted by Afrobeat veteran Leon Ligan-Majek a.k.a. Kaleta. The singer/guitarist from the West African country of Benin Republic lived his adolescent life in Lagos, Nigeria where Afrobeat was born. Kaleta performed and toured the world with the gods Fela Kuti and King Sunny Ade.
Gloria Ann Taylor
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