UK funk, Latin and jazz style band, formed in 1983.
Originally founded in 1980 as Swamp Children, before changing their name to Kalima.
At various times the band shared several members with A Certain Ratio.
They broke up in 1991 but reformed in 2001.


Fact 155 Kalima - Night Time Shadows album art Kalima Night Time Shadows (Album) Factory Fact 155 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
FACT 206c Kalima - Kalima! album art Kalima Kalima! (Album) Factory FACT 206c UK 1988 Sell This Version
Fact 249 Kalima - Feeling Fine album art Kalima Feeling Fine (Album) Factory Fact 249 UK 1990 Sell This Version
KIN001CD, KIN RECORDS 001 Kalima - In Spirit album art Kalima In Spirit(CD, Album) Kin Records, Kin Records KIN001CD, KIN RECORDS 001 UK 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Fac 87 Kalima - The Smiling Hour album art Kalima The Smiling Hour (Maxi, Single) Factory Fac 87 UK 1984 Sell This Version
80197 Kalima - Four Songs album art Kalima Four Songs Factory 80197 France 1985 Sell This Version
FAC 147 Kalima - Whispered Words album art Kalima Whispered Words Factory FAC 147 UK 1986 Sell This Version
FAC 187 Kalima - Weird Feelings album art Kalima Weird Feelings (Single) Factory FAC 187 UK 1987 Sell This Version
Fac 269 Kalima - Shine album art Kalima Shine Factory Fac 269 UK 1990 Sell This Version


CY-3533, Facd 219 Kalima - Flyaway album art Kalima Flyaway (Comp) Factory CY-3533, Facd 219 Japan 1989 Sell This Version


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March 11, 2021
edited 9 months ago
It's great to leave comment below Kalima first. Kalima is my recent discovery and I find them
exeptional. They are fresh, lively, melodic, timeless, simply loveable pop-jazzy band with an unique singer in the front. Nearly any of their records would fit onto a nujazz or lounge some tracks even to a brazil compilation, despite of they are not nujazz but rather a classic jazzy band with a touch of the contemporary time. Even the great Swing Out Sister were emerged from Kalima.

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