Amsterdam faya allstars
Take a crucible and pour into it a liberal amount of Ska, Jazz, Latin and Reggae music.
Add a little Surf and Rock and turn up the heat. With the blend just right the result shall have the unique sound of the Amsterdam Faya All Stars .In just two and a half years their fanatic “Jamaica Jazz To The Max” has become a great success with audiences across the country, as well as Internationally.
After the launch of their first EP in 2012 the following tour saw the Amsterdam Faya AllStars appearing at dates across Germany, Belgium, France and the Netherlands, including the famous ‘Lowlands’ festival, as well as those of ‘Jazz in Duketown’ and the ‘Zwarte Cross’. By a number of festivals the band were crowned as the festival-goer’s favourite.
Also at legendary venues such as the Tivoli in Utrecht and more than once at Amsterdam’s Paradiso (4 times) & the Melkweg, the band has raised the roof and shaken the buildings to their foundations.
Their debut album “All Minorities Are The Majority” was released in March 2014 and took them all over the world and they even went on tour in countrys as Japan and South Korea! In January 2016 they won a Akademia Award in Hollywood/Los Angelos/USA for best World Beat Album World Wide 2015 and their name is in the books forever in Hollywood!
In 2017 the band comes with a new EP and will go on tour to the Dutch Antilles, Mexico, Colombia, Chilie, Argentina, Brazil, South Korea and Japan again. They will playing their set just before headliners Coldplay on the mainstage at Fujirock, Tokyo! There are about 2 miljion people in the audiance and many Asian-tv-stations and the band will reaching fans across Japan and the whole eastern Pacific!
The Bands founder and frontman, Remco Korporaal, is himself an absolute all star, with a career stretching across three decades in the international music scene.
Along the way he has played alongside an impressive number of great artists, including legendary bands such as ‘The Toasters’ and ‘The Skatalites’ as well as names such as Desmond Dekker, Black Uhuru, Mutabaruka, New York Ska Jazz Ensemble, Mr. Review and Ziggy Marley.