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Kaleta Jaa

by Kaleta

An upbeat and danceable World fusion of Afropop from the Rep. of Benin,nigeria and Western pop; a captivating fusion of Afro pop, juju, and highlife with a touch of rock guitar riffs.
Genre: World: African
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1. Hogbonou
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2. Yombo
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5:59 $0.99
3. Harambe
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4:32 $0.99
4. Magicien
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5:39 $0.99
5. Kaleta-soukous
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6:28 $0.99
6. Olon>heaven Is Home>
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4:45 $0.99
7. Wanyin
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5:00 $0.99
8. Jejevi
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4:51 $0.99
9. Gbeto-magnon
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10. Miwaduwe
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11. Hogbonou
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Album Notes
Kaleta is a composer, singer, guitarist, percussionist and producer from the west african country of Benin Republic and nigeria.He lived all his adolescent life in lagos nigeria before moving to new york in the early 90s.

He had performed and toured with the 2 most popular musicians from Nigeria,Fela anikulapo kuti and King sunny Ade,majek fashek to mention a few. He was also a former member of Shina Peters Afrojuju band and is currently the lead singerand frontman for Akoya Afrobeat ensemble based in New York.Check akoyamusic.com and listen to their new cd .In order to add the much visible missing link to AFROBEAT in general,KALETA have formed a brand new afrobeat band he calls ZOZO AFROBEAT meaning "steaming hot afrobeat"This band is another melting pot with musicians from the globe...hottest side of afrobeat indeed.
The music will move under your feet.While he performs
Kaleta sometimes adorns his mask to give meaning to the his name. or masquerade in most west african dialects.
Kaleta sings in yoruba,english,pidgin
english,ewe ,french, fon and goun ,the result is a captivating fusion of afropop,rock,juju,afrobeat,with the ever present touch of guitar riffs laced with massive percussions that intoxicate his audience.Kaleta was also featured on hbo series percussions.
Kaleta won the 1st 2nd and 3rd spots for weeks on Africa numero 1 radio for on the african chart hosted my jean mayi in 2004.He also won the just plain folks award for same year 2004.....PLEASE VISIT ZOZOAFROBEAT.COM FOR DEMO AUDIO CLIPS AND MYSPACE.COM/ZOZOAFROBEAT.
KALETA HAVE WORKED WITH LAURYN HILL BOTH ON TOUR AND STUDIO and have featured on movies like hbo's OZ,This America,fon is fun beninese documentary,and upcoming nigerian movie SPADE.........zozo Afrobeat will e playing new york summer stage central park june 28th at 3pm...pls come one ,come all.


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I really enjoyed the CD... not quite as good as seeing them live, but the next best thing.


tres magnifique
this cd is a fantastic piece of world african fusion .


Please give this album up for release on my label, and I will run with it. It is such a beautiful work of art.

Nise et Wanyiyon

felicitations pour ce mélange de sons et de rythmes
Ce cd est un joyeux qu'on peut offrir à un ami afin qu'il passe de bons moments après une journée de travail bien remplie.Merci à l'artiste pour ce travail de qualité qui réflète son ouverture d'esprit pour toute culture .

Jane Maluka

in addition to my below review - or, put differently: Kaleta Jaa is a string of beautiful and unique pearls wrapping itself around my heart ... taking me out on a deep and long journey ... to sadness, pain, sorrow, contemplation, to dancing, to joy - your voice is the gentle voice of God caring for humanity Kaleta. THANK YOU - maximum stars to You - a guiding star shining his light for others to see and hear...Kaleta Jaa has become a classic in the front line of cd.s always ready to played and enjoyed in my home. Blessings!

Jane Maluka

SUBLIME - hitting heart core & taking me HOME ... Thank You!
Music touching me profoundly ... to tears ... that's the voice of a unique soul ... touching my soul. JEJEVI is hitting HOME, where my soul is coming from, too. Need big amount of tissues in stock for this song.
The FUSION of energies and worlds transmitted in the compositions ... is witness of a world soul, sensitively merging ... rhythms & melody... intricate & delicate instrumentation and arrangements ... gentle & hot powers ... the old & the new ... moving both heart & body ... into a captivating musical update One-ness ... EXCELLENT !


kaleta deserves hi 10 not 5
If you listen to Kaleta music, you ll will love him.
Kaleta is traditionally modern and i give him hi 10 not 5.
I want to hear more of his music


you took me back to my root
thanks kaleta for the music...you took me back to my roots in a nolstagic way...i start my day with hogbonou,gbeto magnon and miwaduwe...more grease to your elbow...pacheco


Healing Music for the World
This CD masterfully blends West African rhythms and song with western pop/rock dance music. Kaletajaa is healing music that takes one on a journey to other possibilities of harmony and peace within our hearts and souls. With all the strife in the world today, Kaleta reminds us through his music that joy can be experienced through the right mixture of chords and rhythms.


hogbonu has a very nice composture which revealed a real instrumentalist. i love this track.
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