MATATU is a frequently used word to refer to the mode of public transport in the East Africa. “You miss one, you’ll catch the next one”…That is Banda Matatu.
Owing to the versatility and flexibility, the band incorporates afro caribbean grooves fusing afrobeat, chakacha and afroj azz among other styles which gives Banda Matatu its colour.
Max Ravanello from Italy, the trombonist and composer of Banda Matatu, and Mike Onyango, the trumpeter and singer from Kenya, met in Rotterdam music scene and have just recorded this EP… MAKE SURE YOU BUY YOUR COPY
Two trombones, trumpet, harmonica electric guitar, bass guitar and drumset are the major set-up of the band. Banda Matatu comprises of members from different parts of the world that gives the band a multicultural blend.