Super Yamba Band

Based out of Brooklyn, New York, the Super Yamba Band reworked its West African-style funk to accommodate frontman and vocalist Kaleta. The rhythmic powerhouse comes to Jackson’s Center for the Arts tonight, bearing world grooves and wicked syncopation.

The original vision for the Super Yamba Band was to play instrumental originals mostly inspired by the sounds of 1970s West African funk. The Brooklyn-based band took its cues from early influences like Super Djata Band from Mali, The Funkees from Nigeria, Marijata from Ghana and Orchestre Poly-Rythmo from Benin.

But because the band was instrumental, Daniel Yount, drummer and songwriter in the band, said, it ended up taking more risks.

Contact Tibby Plasse via 732-7078 or entertainment@jhnewsandguide.com.

Since moving to Jackson Hole in 1992, Richard has covered everything from local government and criminal justice to sports and features. He currently concentrates on arts and entertainment, heading up the Scene section.

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