If you walk through the streets of Dakar, the Senegalese capital, and ask one of the locals where the Keita siblings live, you will soon get an answer, because the Takeifa Band around its founder and lead vocalist Jac Keita have long been a musical institution In Senegal, their home country.
The cohesion of the five Keita siblings is already expressed In the name of the band. TAKEIFA comes from the French slang and game language “VERLAN”, in which the syllables are reversed. So Famille Keita = Fa Keita just becomes TAKEIFA.
That is the four Keita brothers Jac, Cheikh, Ibrahima and Fallou and their sister, the bassist Maah Keita.