April 16th Fatoumata Diawara with Kaleta and the Super Yamba band opening,
April 15th - Trio Da Kali with Derek Gripper,
April 14th Sidi Touré and Chop and Quench,
Kaleta and the Super Yamba Band
Kaleta and the Super Yamba band opened for Fatoumata with funky mix of original songs inspired by Beninese/Nigerian 70’s era sound. The Super Yamba band was formed here in New York after four members moved here from North Carolina. Kaleta, Leon Ligan-Majek, born in Benin and moved to Nigeria where he played with Nigerian Stars Fela Kuti, Majek Fashek, and King Sunny Ade.
Members of Chop and Quench, the Fela band opened for Toure with a afrobeat jam.