Kaleta + Super Yamba Band at Hawks and Reed

Kaleta + Super Yamba Band at Hawks and Reed

Saturday, December 11, 8:00 pm until 11:00 pm
Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center | 289 Main St.

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When it comes to afrobeat, seeing Kaleta onstage is like going back to the source. Benin-born Leon Ligan-Majek (a.k.a. Kaleta) got his start touring with King Sunny Ade, and a few years later Fela Kuti came calling. He went on to tour with the Egypt 80s for over a decade before joining Lauryn Hill. Hard to beat a trifecta like that. That’s decades of Highlife, African funk and R&B chops baked into his singing and guitar licks.

He now helms a sleek, funky mothership called Super Yamba — the Brooklyn-based afro-funk orchestra that keeps NYC sumptuously funky across the boroughs and in every season. This was the band that really got the party started at the Barbès in the Woods festival this year in Montague.

They are AMPED to be back in Franklin County for a lil’ end of the year Collider! party. Yamba will play two luxurious sets with infectious dance interludes before, between and after courtesy of the Peace & Rhythm crew.

“Kaleta’s James Brown grunts have got to be some of the best in the business.” -Afropop Worldwide

Tickets: $16 Adv / $20 Door

For more information see the Hawks and Reed website

To ensure the safety for everyone at the show, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (final dose 14 days before the event) is required for all Signature Sounds Presents at Hawks and Reed shows. Results from a negative COVID test will NOT be accepted for entry. Please bring your vaccination card or a clearly legible photo of your vaccination card on your phone. In addition, masks are required to be worn at all times while at the venue. You may pull your mask down when eating or drinking only.

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