Remi Kabaka

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Remi Kabaka
Born (1945-03-27) 27 March 1945 (age 76)
Kano, Nigeria
Years active1973–present
Bala Malan-Kabaka
(m. 1969)
ChildrenRemi Kabaka Jr.
Musical career
Associated acts

Remi Kabaka (born 27 March 1945) is an Afro-rock avant-garde drummer, who laid the initial drum patterns that created the Afro-rock sounds in bands such as Ginger Baker's Airforce, The Rolling Stones, Steve Winwood's Traffic, and Paul McCartney's Band on the Run. He continued to work with Winwood, Paul McCartney, and Mick Jagger throughout the 1970s.[1] He also worked with John Martyn, Hugh Masekela, on Rhythm of the Saints by Paul Simon, and Short Cut Draw Blood by Jim Capaldi.[2][3][4][5] He was also an important figure in the 1970s afro-jazz scene, composing the music to the film Black Goddess.[6]



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  2. ^ Allmusic credits
  3. ^ "Remi Kabaka". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  4. ^ Charles., Aniagolu (2004). Osibisa : living in the state of happy vibes and criss cross rhythms. Victoria: Trafford. ISBN 1412021065. OCLC 56419668.
  5. ^ Black popular music in Britain since 1945. Stratton, Jon,, Zuberi, Nabeel, 1962-. Farnham, Surrey, England. ISBN 9781409469148. OCLC 894170872.CS1 maint: others (link)
  6. ^ "Remi Kabaka: Black Goddess". PopMatters. 2011-08-16. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  7. ^ Allmusic album
  8. ^ "Remi Kabaka". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  9. ^ Aderemi Kabaka* – Roots Funkadelia,, retrieved 2018-08-27
  10. ^ Aderemi Kabaka* – Great Nation,, retrieved 2018-08-27