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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...
As recording artist, sideman and Solo performer, Obi employs a fusion of many musical styles on a large variety of percussion instruments. Many performances and recordings infuse the sounds of Turkey with those of Brazil and instruments from Morocco, Pakistan and Egypt with those of Nigeria, Cuba and Puerto Rico. He constantly strives to explore sounds and culture and experiment through blending these styles together.
From the soft and sensual sounds of the Udu and vibrant buzzing of the berimbau to the explosive cracks and pops of the doumbek and regal textures of the Bata (and more) he tears down the walls of the expected opening the way to experience the sounds of our desires.
He brings a new sophistication & an understanding of many musical genres, as well as creating some new styles.
He 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.