- Carl Amoah (Keys)
- Carlos Perez (Trombone, Vocals)
- Francis Kweku Osei (Drums, Percussion)
- Gaddiel Amoah (Bass)
- John Mutondo (Guitar, Vocals)
- Makadem (Vocal, Guitar, Kalimba)
- Yuliesky Gonzalez (Trumpet. Vocals)
- label:One World Records
- type:Band, Composer/Songwriter
- instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
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Makadem is one of Kenya's most prominent contemporary artists. Reminding of a Kenyan version of Fela Kuti, his excellent musical sense and humor takes the stage with an amazing presence. He is a specialist of Benga music, arguably the most distinctive sound to have come out of Kenya's 70 years of creating urban music. Benga spread from the shores of Lake Victoria in the west where Makadem was born. Makadem's songs speaks of the fluid nature of modern African culture and demonstrate the fusion that is at the heart of African identity. It's up tempo music full of tradition and with a lot of story telling; The musicians selected to fit the energetic show of Makadem, and some of the finest form Ghana, Congo and Cuba.
Classically educated in Camaguey, the young trumpet player started early performing with big names like Omara Portuondo and Felix Valoy, from Buena Vista Social Club and Rolo Martinez from Cubanismo,
Rene Luis Toledo, Eddie Palmieri, Alexander Abreu & Habana de Primera, to name a few. Since 2010 he is member of Berlin Big Band and in 2011 he became member of the Kenyan artist Makadem's band. HIs leads his own bands "Tierra Caliente" (Afro Cuban Salsa) and "Kind of Cuban" (Afro Cuban Jazz).
CARLOS PEREZ is the leader of aclaimed salsa band Grupo Dansón.
The album "OHANGLAMAN" (Ketebul Records 2007), was best selling album in East Africa in 2008.
The second album of Makadem "KOKO RIO" will be released December 1st 2014 on One World Records.
MAKADEM has toured Mexico, USA, Canada, Africa and Europe.