World Beat/ Global & Jazz percussionist, Obi Kaye has performed various venues and styles, specializing in dance driven and improvisational rhythm. His assertive (& sometimes Aggressive) style locks in on a groove & takes it right to the heart of his audience, he explores every voice the drum has to offer & constantly strives to expand each possibility...
He brings a new sophistication & an understanding of many musical genres, as well as creating some new styles.
Obi has performed with numerous Jazz and "World" groups, both Live and in the studio. Both as a solo performer & as a sideman he continues to stretch the limits of musical genres, & appeals to the many tastes of a diverse audience.
Obi is also the percussionist with the Small Town Sheiks
He has also produced 6 solo CDs:
"En alguna Parte..." (somewhere...) &
"Dára jù ti je Ó"... (The Better to Eat You...)
“When the Dreamer Awakens...”
"Change for a Paradigm"
"Desire of the Deities"
Each has received international airplay via college, NPR, Pirate, internet and other radio stations that play "non-commercial" music..
His song "Music for a Chase Scene", is featured in the IPSF Short Film by Jose and Leandro Goicuria, "The Good Wife"
Mr. Kaye's other credits include studio performances on:
"Celeste"(Celeste Aldridge, Contemporary/ Celtic Fusion)
And, "Summer of Wonderful" (a collection of songs by Elisabeth Jane, adult/contemporary),
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