Kalabuleman - Richard Olatunde Baker Remix

by Yaaba Funk

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Richard Olatunde Baker, percussionist extraordinaire with Mulatu Astatke, Wunmi and many more, gets to grips with Yaaba Funk's 'classic' track Kalabuleman and gives it the full dancefloor treatment - Afro House, plenty of deep talking drum. Uptempo Dancefloor killer!


Kalabuleman he said to the African child, you can't have food you can't have water you can't have shelter....
Kalabuleman he said to the African man, you have no human rights.
The one that Fela ha call am Zombie!
He go come with the bible, he go leave with your diamonds, he go leave with your wife, the Kalabuleman-oh!
They call him Mr Shell, they call him Mr BP but we dey call him the Kalabuleman oh!


released April 18, 2015
Written by Yaaba Funk. Remixed by Richard Olatunde Baker. Trumpet by Robin Hopcraft. Original track from the album 'Afrobeast'.


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“A band at the athletic peak of their powers” - Independent on Sunday

Formed in Brixton in 2006, Yaaba Funk’s sound starts with Hi-Life and brings in James Brown grooves, Sun Ra jazz, Parliament-Funkadelic jams, and more than a hint of mind-altering dub.
On stage, this multiculti crew from Brixton hit audiences like an Afro version of the Specials meet Sly and the Family Stone
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