Kaya (Bulgarian band)

Kaya is a Bulgarian reggae band.[1]

Kaya
Kaya in 2004
Kaya in 2004
Background information
OriginSofia, Bulgaria
GenresReggae, ska, funk
Years active1999 – Present
LabelsVojd House
MembersGeorgi Borisov (bass, vocals)
Mihail Mihailov (drums)
Sunkata (guitar)
Petio Momchev (sax)
Alex Borisov (trombone)
Ivan Terziev (synthesizer)

The idea of forming the band was first hatched by bass guitarist Georgi Borisov[2] on the day of the 1999 solar eclipse. At the time, 20-year-old Borisov was wandering among several garage bands who were not responding favorably to his easygoing style, which ultimately led him to form his own group later that year.[3]

Over the coming years, as Kaya went through more than 20 members, all of which contributing to its present style, the band evolved to embrace ska and funk elements as well as ethnic dance-pop, releasing two albums in the process.[4]

After a 10-year hiatus, during which most members became parents, the band reunited in 2021 to take part in Toplofest, a new music, theatre, and circus arts festival in Sofia.[5]

DiscographyEdit

Demo Sessions (2002)
Legalno (2003)
Live at O'Shipka (2005)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Profile: Kaya Bulgarian Rock Archives. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  2. ^ Profile: Georgi Borisov Bulgarian Rock Archives. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  3. ^ An African Tells of Chalga and the Difficulties of Living in Bulgaria (in Bulgarian) E-Vestnik 2008-11-8. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  4. ^ Red Five Point Star Robbed, Kaya Takes Their Place Before The Toasters (in Bulgarian) Hardcore Spirit 2010-5-2. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  5. ^ Second Installment of Toplofest (in Bulgarian) Bulgarian National Radio 2021-9-3. Retrieved 17 December 2021.