On Saturday the World Music Stage hosted some great fusion bands.


A product of Brixton and influenced by 1970’S Ghanaian hi-life, funky sounds of James Brown.Yaaba Funk are a Hi-Life/Afro-Funk collective – a floor-filling extravaganza combining the tightest rhythm section this side of Accra.

The core members of Yaaba Funk met on the London African drum and dance scene in the 1990s where together they learned from master musicians from Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Brazil and South Africa.

They have built up a loyal fan base across London with their exuberant live shows and  can count amongst the following as fans- J Ritu (BBC Radio London), DJ Russ Jones (Future World Funk), Miles Cleret (Soundway),  Erik Soul (Afrogroov/Wahala) and Koichi Sakai (Afrobeat Vibration/Jazz On the Road).

Since the band’s conception in 2006, Yaaba Funk have performed at many event including Future World Funk, Afrogroov’s Components and the main stage at Shambala Festival.

Yaana Funk album launch

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