“Kaya's music is an enthralling piece of art that calls to the surface facts and truths that educate and create awareness about the commonwealth of humanity and how we can't be ignorant of the power we have as a people if united.” - Churemi
“"Music that simply couldn't be any easier on the ears"”
— Miniature Music Press
“"Love it, love it, love it" ”
— James Santer, BBC Introducing, Radio Devon
“"Kaya Street has fused some of the best elements of world music, militant steppers grooves and classic dub - all with a view of living in today's world and a message of humanity"” - Dubmatix
“vibes - full support” - Barry Ashworth/Dub Pistols - Soho Radio
“lovely sounds” - Kaptin is Dead
— Boomtown Promoter - (70,000+ Attendees annually)
“Great sound...and a great worldwide project during lockdown! Uplifting and revolutionary!” - Dr StangeDub - KFAI-FM 90.3 / 106.7 FM - St. Paul, Minneapolis
— Dj Ardimann - Kool London
Kaya Street Press Kit
"Kaya" meaning "pure, home, resting place, the healer".
Kaya Street is the creation of singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Bristol based producer Kaya.
Dark, uplifting and atmospheric, the Kaya Street sound blends between dub reggae and afrobeat and deals with socially conscious themes in a time of rising nationalism and environmental crisis.
In 2020 during lockdown, the debut EP Dark|Light 2020 was recorded remotely using musicians from across the world. The themes of the songs were based on the events that took place and a chance occurrence saw internationally renowned reggae producer, Dubmatix, take over the mixing and mastering for the EP.
Developing contacts with the musicians he has met, 2021 will see Kaya Street record a debut album preparing to launch this in 2022 and take a live show on the road.
Beginning as a 10 piece brass band, the constantly evolving Kaya Street project has had many accomplishments headling numerous festivals around the South West, UK. Highlights include 2018's St Paul's 50th Carnival, Boardmasters, Kaya Festival, One Love, and supporting artist such as The Specials, The Abyssinians, and Julian Marley.