The roller-coaster music career of Janka Nabay; Danielle Ariano, author of the memoir, Getting Over the Rainbow, on coming out to her family; and Rafael Alvarez’ holiday story, Aunt Lola’s KitchenJanka Nabay lists his influences as follows: “Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, and God.” This may seem like an odd triumvirate, but it starts to make sense when you hear his music. The melodies and rhythms are steeped in spiritual tradition, and they’re irresistibly danceable. Janka lives here in the US now. He splits his time between New York and DC, and he’s been recruiting American band-mates to join him as he carries on the torch of his musical heritage. Producer Aaron Henkin has the story.
Bubu King Janka Nabay; Danielle Ariano’s “Getting over the Rainbow”; and “Aunt Lola's Kitchen"
By Aaron Henkin • Dec 18, 2014