Recorded in part during Marley’s and the band’s 1977 exile in London, Kaya is very much the sibling record to Exodus. Kaya 40 features the album reimagined & remixed by Stephen Marley, paired with the original 1978 mix in this stunning Anniversary edition.
- The album carries “Is This Love,” one of Bob Marley & The Wailers’ biggest hits.
- Many of the KAYA tracks were recorded in the same sessions as EXODUS, during Marley’s 1977 London exile.
- As Exodus and Kaya are sibling albums, so have they been reimagined by siblings—Ziggy helmed Exodus 40 (2017) and Stephen helmed Kaya 40.
- Sometimes quietly referred to as the ‘Peace Treaty’ album, Kaya was issued after a truce was forged between the warring political gangs in Kingston, making it safe for Marley to return to Jamaica. This set the stage for Marley to hold the One Love Peace Concert, where he famously brought political rivals Prime Minister Michael Manley and opposition leader Edward Seaga on stage to hold hands in unity.