“He has a most unique soaring falsetto and a wild eyes rolled in the back of his head fierce guitar style. He writes original songs, including a fantastic song about Freedom (the gas station). Jaik’s sound is somewhere between Anti-Folk and The Band and it is unlike anything I’ve heard from anyone else. His energy is fierce, his vocal range is inhuman, his beard is long.
You’ve gotta check this guy out.”- ( Independent Music Center )
Afro Zuma is a Grand Rapid-based,13-piece collaboration of journeyman jazz artists, late night rockers, school music teachers and world traveling beat heads, all working together to pay homage to Afrobeat’s greatest artists. While drawing inspiration from their diverse backgrounds. Afro Zuma incorporates traditional rhythms from Brazil, Cuba, Guinea and Nigeria, weaving them into original drum arrangements, creating a mattress for a groove orgy of guitar, bass and keys, giving way to epic James Brown-inspired unison horn arrangements and solos, leaving the perfect frosting for this layer cake of funk, vocals inspired by Nigeria’s Yoruba tradition combined with call and response vocal harmonies bleeding of political injustice.