They are all young and talented, and they make music. They have a very particular style, music and beautiful to breathtaking. Thus one might be tempted to say whether, in the role of master of ceremonies for one of those many nights Dakar's popular these days by music lovers of all ages, we had the distinct honor to present to his audience, Jac and Takeifa. They are all children of one family, you add four (4) boys and their sister. Jac and Takeifa is indeed an Odyssey, the story any good siblings, made as one meets very seldom in a man's life. These young people are all called Keita and together they have made the choice to direct it to music, forming the Takeifa. They are four (4) it was said, boys and beautiful story began one day in 1992 in Kaolack, a city in central Senegal, with one of them: Amadou his Christian name and Jac since KEITA still, for the family, friends and the fate that today, making him the lead vocal of the group. Everything is indeed out of him when he decided without warning to stop playing football to get to the dance (the glory years of Mr. Jackson's dancing was in vogue), and music with the first Hiphop followers of the movement. In Kaolack, ӑ that time there was already talk of Jac in the streets and on the podium when he was only twelve (12) age, his elders did not refuse him and his friends following him everywhere because of its budding artistic talent. Parents who had followed the soccer ball, quickly adapted themselves to the new situation without difficulty and ranged themselves behind the inconstant son. They encadrèrent and will for years to organize its work. Jac accept early too, to make the sacrifices necessary to access the things of this volunteer job is music.
The whole family, KEITA over time, eventually to rally around him. Thus, starting in 1999 opened the path for him with the recording studios of the early models, and those of the scene with his first participation in shows. Some unfortunate experiences with other musicians were quick to convince him he had to look elsewhere and Jac appealed to his brothers. Ibrahima and Maah Koudia were the first to follow the stages from the current year, 2002. Sheikh as' had already begun to shape his talent by working guitarist as a good worker in his corner. Ibrahima and Maah Koudia held the chorus and at the same time also took advantage of every opportunity available to them to try their hand at the guitar. As was the case with Jac, Falou uncovered reasons to leave the football to get into the music. It was indeed fortunate to belong to the group of NGOs Tundoo Dior Plan International.
The father of Keita is an officer of his state, Kaolack, Kolda, Dakar, Fatick, Louga and Diourbel were so many ports on the itinerary of Takeifa, but also as centers of learning and accumulation of a plural experience. The professional career begins in August 2006 when the Group decided to move to Dakar. They arrived on October 13 and for the first time in their lives, they moved without their parents in a small apartment Ouakam. Having cheap harsh reality that they had done the duty to face in order to clear a boulevard in the world they had passed, the newcomers Capital does not receded despite all obstacles who had to stand before them. They had long been certain to have succeeded in forging a strong turn what is now Takeifa with Jac and Jac KEITA (leader, vocals, guitarist and composer), Maah Koudia KEITA (bass and vocals), Cheikh Tidiane Keita ( soloist, but also internationally renowned artist), Ibrahima Keita (drums and backing vocals), Fallou Keita (vocals) and finally Macoumba N'Diaye said Jo (percussion), a musician in the remarkable journey that has joined the group in 2008.
Jac's manager and Takeifa none other than the eldest KEITA, Keita Abdourahmane. He is the older brother, mind and machine to organize TAKEIFA.
After putting on the market its first album (DIASPORA is its title), July 15, 2008, Jac and his brothers began to conquer and Public Places. In Dakar, now they are all special occasions (festivals, concerts, entertainment of all kinds). For music lovers they were produced at the Hotel Savana, at the Meridien President in Pen Art Jazz, to Provence, Just4you at Papaya at the Tavern at the Bou El Mokdad St. Louis, and I password.
Good luck to you.