Evala Mbuta has always loved music. He started playing music at the age of 7 with his father, Mbuta Muntu – rajakula who founded the Station Japan band in 1993. Evala played the drums during practice and even when the band went to perform.
This propelled him straight into music and by the age of 10, in 1996, he went to music school where he learnt to play professionally. He took particular interest in percussions; drums, congas, shakers. His mother was also from a musical family and his uncle (Manzeku) who at the time played with Zaiko Langalanga, taught him how to play the congas when he was at home. He performed with his father till the year 2000 when he left to venture into his own musical career. He joined his uncle King Kester Emeneya’s Victoria Eleyson band where he played the drums. He played with this band in various places in Congo.
He left the Victoria band in 2005 and took a break from music for almost two years. He moved to Kenya in 2007 with 5 of his friends and joined his brother to form Station Japan band like his father’s back home. The band was together for 2 years before he disagreed with his brother and uncle. Evala released his first album Effo Perso before returning to Congo in 2009 where he received his father’s flag to steer the Station Japan band.
He changed the name to Station Japan Fiesta to give it his own identity and moved base to Kenya to record his second album Facebook Frotoir.