Cibo Matto (meaning crazy food in Italian, and pronounced) was a New York City-based band formed by two Japanese women, Yuka Honda and Miho Hatori, in 1994. The lyrics in their songs are primarily concerned with food and their sound has been described as a combination of "Jazz, Hip-Hop, Brazilian music, African Drumming, and Disco samples".
While the two founding members of the group are Japanese expatriates, they are not especially popular in Japan; the group did not gain nearly as large a following in Japan as it did in the United States. According to Billboard, their "minialbum" Viva La Woman! sold only 20,000 copies in Japan but over 74,000 copies in the U.S. Japanese producers did not understand the appeal of the group.