Yaaba Funk are a 10-piece Hi-Life/Afro-Funk explosion. A product of Brixton and influenced by 1970’S Ghanaian hi-life, Funky sounds of James Brown and UK sounds like Roots Manuva and The Specials, Yaaba Funk have been fine tuning their unique sound and live performances in and around the UK for the past two years.
A floor-filling extravaganza combining the tightest rhythm section this side of Accra, fat analogue basslines, blazing horns, sparkling African and gritty rock guitars and fronted by the infectiously energised Richmond and Helen. Yaaba Funk is a truly exhilarating experience, which is guaranteed to leave exhausted audiences in their wake.
Roots Manuva, Fela Kuti, James Brown, The Specials, Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Johnny Cash, Bob Marley, De La Soul, The Clash, Dizzie Rascal.