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The holiday season is just around the corner, which means it’s time to relax and chill out at the coast. In order to put you in the right moodAlai K and Kombo invite you for the Pwani Grooves night!
Pwani Grooves combines the styles of two musicians from the coastal side of Kenya, showcasing the Mijikenda and Swahili styles of music. Alai K and Kombo with his Afrosimba Band will fuse rhythms like Kirumbizi, Mwanzele, Sengenya and Chakacha with modern instruments to bring the melodies of the coast right to the center of the busy and energetic city of Nairobi.
Alai K was raised in a Swahili cultural environment which influenced his current way of singing and musical direction. His songs feature Swahili poetry and storytelling; Ndege Ruka, one of his songs, was recently featured as end title in the movie “Nairobi Half Life”. Kombowas exposed to live music from an early age. Over the years, he learnt to play several instruments, like percussion and guitar, was part of several bands and performed at various festivals in Africa and Europe. Kombo’s first album “Ndivyo Ilivyo” was completed in 2009 and he is right now working on his sophomore album.
Penya Africa presents: Identity concert
Date: Friday, December 7 2012
Venue: Sheebeen Restaurant Upper Hill
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Advance Kshs 300 & Gate Kshs 400
This concert will mark the graduation of a new set of Sauti Academy singers who will be stepping into the real professional world of music launching their careers. Six young ladies dipped into eccentricity and elegance with spanking new sounds will be unveiled in a presentation of a unique blend of different music genres fused in their unique personalities.
Their rich compositions will be a sneak peek of the “Identity” of the music of tomorrow.
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Date: Saturday, December 8 2012
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Advance Kshs 200 & Gate Kshs 300
A combination of talent, prowess and life-teachings brings together the Sauti Academy 1st and 2nd term students to present themselves and their talents on stage. This is what they were born to do. With the promise that this is not just a concert, everybody is invited to be part of a musical journey.
Ladies and gentlemen: Encore! Join and participate in this journey, you may never know where it will take you. The night’s performers want to leave the audience unanimously asking for an Encore!
Sauti Academy, Penya Africa’s artist development program is known for encouraging artists to be authentic – a freedom that allows the students to bloom in their respective distinct styles and perspectives as well as a dedication to their art. Every single artist is encouraged, motivated, educated and challenged and given additionally tools to make these dreams turn into reality.
For more information visit: www.penya-africa.com
New Single Alert! African Hustle by Mzungu Kichaa ft Dela from their EP – Hustle to be released in Dec. 1 2012
Mzungu Kichaa releases new single African Hustle featuring Kenyan songstress Dela.
The song is the first single from his EP titled Hustle to be released on the 1st of December 2012. This release marks the start of a long‐term partnership between Tanzanian Caravan Records & Penya Africa.
African Hustle is a positive message about working hard with what you have. This is Mzungu Kichaa’s first release since the release of his début album in 2009, which won him an award at the African Achievement Awards. Since the release of his first album Tuko Pamoja, Mzungu Kichaa has been performing extensively in East Africa and met Dela during a visit to Nairobi. He later invited Dela to Dar es Salaam to perform at the Beat Festival, during which they recorded African Hustle at his studio Caravan Records. The collaboration marks an important step to build relationships between artists across the borders and to create a stronger East African music industry. Dela and Mzungu Kichaa are shooting a video for the song in Nairobi, to be released soon.
Mzungu Kichaa has often described Dela as one of his favorite East African artists, so it is not surprising that he took the necessary steps to realize this collaboration. Dela is signed to Penya Africa where she has released her debut album, “Paukwa” and worked with various artists including Sauti Sol on hits like Mama Papa.
African Hustle will be available on iTunes and other online platforms. Listen here