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Country of Guns
  • Artist: Kaleta
  • Label: CD Baby
  • UPC: 634479548680
  • Item #: SRD954868
  • Genre: International
  • Release Date: 2/26/2008
  • Rank: 1000000000
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Country of Guns on CD

'ZOZO'Taken from the goun or fon dialects in the republic of Benin west Africa meaning something steaming hot truly keeps the Afrobeat fire burning.13 piece ensemble led by Kaleta real name Leon Ligan-Majek is a renown world music/afrobeat producer,arranger,guitarist,percussionist and singer born in the republic of Benin but lived all his adolescent life in Lagos Nigeria,a city STONE THROW from his native country Benin,where the culture is similar in terms of language and music to that of Nigeria where he grew up.with ZOZO AFROBEAT,Kaleta music pays homage to the greats and yet still maintains his distinctive sound and energy. He had performed,toured and recorded albums with legendary FELA KUTI,king SUNNY ADE,SHINA PETERS,and lately went on world tour with Lauryn Hill ...to mention but a few. He is frontman to New York based AKOYA AFROBEAT for the past 5 years. He recorded an afropop CD titled KALETA JAA ALSO DISPONIBLE AT CDBABY in 2003,an album that topped the charts for weeks with dj JEAN JACQUES MAHI'S AFRICA NUMERO 1 RADIO IN LIBREVILLE GABON. He was one of the 4 nominees by just plain folks award in 2004 in the USA for the world music category. Now with his 13 piece afrobeat band and members from around the globe.For more infos pls go to myspace.com/zozoafrobeat ZOZO AFROBEAT PRESENT LINE UP . 1-KALETA'LEON LIGAN-MAJEK COMPOSER,ARRANGER,LEAD VOCALS,PERCUSSIONS,GUITARS...BENIN /NIGERIA 2-BENON LIPOWSKI'GUITARS POLAND 3-BRETT GREGORY,BARITONE SAX 4-DAVID AHL,KEYBOARDS,BAND DIRECTOR USA 5-RODNEY SIAU,TRUMPET USA 6-JEREMY KAY BASS GUITAR USA 7-JEREMY KING CONGAS PERCUSSIONS US 8-MAI LINGANI,VOCALS BURKINA FASO 9--LOLISSE MBI VOCALS BOSTWANA 10-Gbengawise.vocals Nigeria 11-KEVIN RACZKA DRUMS USA ZOZO AFROBEAT EXTENDED FAMILY IS TOO LARGE DAVE AARON TENOR SAX CANADA GLORIA OSAGHAE VOCALS NIGERIA DAVE MULLEN TENOR SAX USA MIKE WEISBERGER TENOR AND BARITONE SAX USA GREG INVERSO DRUMS USA WE MISS YOU BRETT LEGHORN TROMBONE USA JUDITH RAHILLY VOCALS USA KOLEURZS VOCALS NIGERIA USA.. JIM KOST KEYBOARDS USA...WE LL POST NAMES SHORTLY....PLS VISIT MYSPACE.COM/ZOZOAFROBEAT OR ZOZOAFROBEAT.COM.