Akoya Afrobeat, New York’s own scintillating and pioneering Afrobeat scenesters have just released their second album, P.D.P. (President Dey Pass.) Fully representing the instrumentation and capacity of a true African-style super group, P.D.P. is a landmark within the living legacy of Afrobeat founder Fela Kuti and his music.


Active on the New York music scene since 2002, Akoya’s sound has been ruling the dance floors, at home and abroad. Fueled by infectious, all-consuming percussive grooves and a warm, pulsating rhythm section, the band delivers the knockout punch with a massive horn section and soulful vocals. All this is captured on the group’s latest release.