KAYA COLLECTIVE | FUNK FUSION
Kaya Collective is an international group of Nairobi based musicians who play a fusion of afro-funk, soul, hip-hop, rock n roll, reggae and jazz. Taking influence from multiple continents they combine percussion, brass and vocals to create a truly unique sound and live experience.
Bass: Mbaluka a master of Kenyan funk and boogie, yet diverse enough to move the band in every direction.
Lead guitar: Charif Megarbane, Lebanese multi-instrumentalist and producer of over 60 albums under 4 aliases, his creative flow and afro melodies provide the band with much inspiration.
Rhythm guitar/drums/bass: Fouad Juez another Lebanese multi-instrumentalist, he is the rock of the band, offering expertise in many areas and heavy disco bass lines!
Horns: Denis Malesi, Action Jackson and Joel in the hole: all three take time out of the salvation army and the national youth orchestra to funk up your life!
Lead vocals: Matthew Swallow creative director of kaya kenya. Matthew brought the whole band together and is seeking to develop Kaya Collective into a full alternative orchestra.
T: +254 705 186 723