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Markham Jazz Festival 2016

Yuka

If you are a fan of classic soul and R&B, Yuka is your new favourite band. The latest release from Yuka (pronounced “yoo-kah”) is entitled, ‘From The Ancients’, and proof that you can’t judge an album by its cover. At first glance, the artwork suggests something otherworldly but once the needle hits the groove there is no mistaking the seven-piece Toronto band’s deep devotion to the organic sounds that made Memphis, Detroit and New Orleans famous.