YAMÄYA features powerful senegalese vocalist Khadim Sarr and members  of established bands such as Lakuta, the gentle mystics and the Voodoo Love Orchestra. 

Together this collective of Brighton based musicians create an original groove based music that is inspired by the raw energy and power of early, authentic afrobeat.



finalists of the glastonbury 2019 emerging talent competition, yamaya Expand on Nigerian roots by drawing on influences from across the great African continent. From Baye fall and Griots in the west to Ethiopiques in the east. this band endeavour to mould a music of the future by combining african roots with modern styles from dub to hip hop, jazz and far beyond!