Kaya ADD


Kaya The African Herbs man from Mindelo City, St. Vincente, Cape Verde, Africa, was born on the same island as the great Cape-Verdian singer Cesaria Evora and came to Europe at the early age of 13. His travel took him to Portugal to join his parents in 1969, then on to Holland in 1971 where he settled and shown a keen interest in sports and music. 1979-1982 Kaya realizes his dream and formed his band in Amsterdam named ‘The Black Messengers’, where he headline and support some of the big names in reggae music. Kaya also produced other African artists among others Councellar Hays from Ghana. The multi-talented Kaya is now armed with professional management team and in recent years Kaya has been building his production company Kaya Fyah Production that would shape him as a great singer/songwriter and producer. Kaya (being dubbed the African Herbsman) is no newcomer to the music business. His musical journey began in the late ‘70s on tour. He established himself as a crowd-pleaser, with spellbinding performances, drawing his musical influence and style from artists like Dennis Brown, Steel Pulse, Aswad, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Culture among some of the great foundation artists. Over the years Kaya has maintained his roots flavor and awesome melodies and vocal harmony and a real horn section which is very popular in the live music scene. Kaya music can be described as old school roots rock reggae to Nu-roots. Over the years Kaya has made several journeys to Jamaica where he recorded with the Firehouse Crew at Anchor and Tuff Gong Recording Studios with musicians like Tony Asher, Wrong Move, Nambo Robinson, Dwith Richards, Dean Frazer, Bongo Herman and Sticky Thompson. 2010-2012 Kaya recorded and mixed over 25 tracks in Jamaica, with collaboration from artists like Sizzla Kolonji, The Mighty Diamonds, Bongo Herman, The Congo’s and Dean Frazer among other reggae legends. Kaya’s music is all original works and ready to uplift the nation. In 2012 Kaya toured Europe with Sizzla Kolonji and the Firehouse Crew. The yet to be released `Rocky Ways` album scheduled to be released early 2013 was mixed by the great Steven Stanley in Kingston Jamaica. `Rocky Ways’ promises to be uplifting and inspirational and conscious, reminiscent of the golden era of reggae music. Kayas first Jamaican release single `Rude Boy` featuring Vetron, d.j. I -Roy was released in 2011 in Jamaica which got extensive play throughout Jamaica and the Caribbean. The second single ‘Legend And Heroes’ with HD Video Release will soon be released and taken from the album ‘Rocky Ways’