Without being able to drag crowds as it has been doing for the past 8 years, the Kaya in Gandaia, a São Paulo reggae group, dedicated himself to recording his debut album.
The block from São Paulo will release on Friday, the 19th, another single from their first album. “São Paulo” is a powerful song, which was born a hit in the voices of Lei Di Dai, queen of dancehall Brazilian and vocalist of the block, and the British singer Pato Banton, known worldwide for hits like "Go Pato" and "Groovin".
“This song, which is co-authored by Lei Di Dai with Pato Banton, made many of our dreams come true at the same time. In addition to the honor of recording with an artist like Pato, we managed to include a Toots riddim (Hibbert, Jamaican leader of Toots and The Maytals, who died in 2020) in the music, so it was a way to honor him too. To complete it, another old dream of the block was rescued, which was to play a nyabinghi rhythm (ancestral rhythm connected to the rastafarian movement) with our carnival batucada ”, says Digo Amazonas, one of the founders of Kaya na Gandaia.
The album “Abrindo Os Caminhos Pro Meu Carnaval”, which will be released at the end of this month, also includes the participation of important figures from the Brazilian music scene, such as Roberto Barreto (BaianaSystem) and Afoxé Amigos de Katendê (founded by Môa do Katendê and Mestre Plínio), among others.