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The Old and the New in Kenyan Afrofusion Music
Renowned Afro-fusion musicians like Eric Wainaina, Atemi and Suzanna Owiyo have given birth to a new crop of younger musicians like Sautisol, Patricia Kihoro, Elani and Lele Ngoma. These up-and-coming musicians are blending music from different influences and showcasing their own twist of Afrofusion at such events as Jahazi.
The event will be held at the Michael Joseph Centre, courtesy of Safaricom. It will feature Lele Ngoma (an eclectic band popular at poetry events) and Spotlight on Kenyan music finalist, Fadhilee. Both acts have shared the stage with popular musicians like Aaron Rimbui, The Villagers Band, Winyo and even (for Fadhilee the Jazz crooner) gone out of the country on tours.
“This year we are going all the way,” said Koech Kevin Lele Ngoma band leader who also doubles as the guitarist. The Children Sickle Cell Anaemia foundation is also using the event to create awareness on a disease that has for long been taken as a paedriatic disease. Information on this disease is lacking in the public domain and as they publicise the concert they hope to start a conversation on it as well.
Bitings and drinks will be served and the hosts promise secure parking for their fans and other live music enthusiasts.
JAHAZI Concert Details
Date: 28th February, 2014
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House
Time: 6.30 to 9.00 pm
Tickets: Kshs 350 Advance and Kshs 500 at the Gate
Date: September 28, 2012
Venue: Michael Joseph Center, Safaricom House
Tickets: Advance Kshs 350 & Gate Kshs 500
Contacts: Kevin-0721759510 & Awiti-0723857840
Visit their website for more info and to sample their kind of music: http://lelengoma.com/
Expect: To hear songs in vernacular accompanied by contemporary instrumentals.
* Thum is a Luo word for ‘music’.
NB: Part of the ticket proceeds will go to Haki foundation. Haki Foundation offers support and creates awareness on kidney diseases.
Exhibitors: Rags kanyi, Steve Warui, Paras Gudka, Jason Corder and Kimani Kariuki
Music by: Jarel Urban Artist, Dempsey and Lele Ngoma