New Year Warm Up Party W/ Gregg Tendwa, Dec. 26 2015 @ Distant Relatives Backpackers Eco lodge – Kilifi
Multimedia artist, free thinker, ardent opponent of anything authoritarian, Greg Tendwa’s style is described as mending social reality through music, photography, fashion, food, stories & games.
Gregg Tendwa pioneers a sound called ‘Bengatronics’. “It’s that afro-goodness brewed when benga music meets electronics. It’s some comedy when keeping authentic vibe alive. It’s here. It’s a journey through Afro-pop to Nu-Disco, to saving Benga music. It’s a neutral moment. Without borders yaani bila mipaka in Swahili”.
He is the man behind the WIBO Culture movement – an experimental, self-evolving art initiative that envisions an open and connected global community through culture and the creative arts. In music, Tendwa is a DJ, producer and remixer who brings an Afrolectic aesthetic to his works. His choice of music can be described as full of afrogoodness blended with a layer of percussive sounds from the diversity of African instrumentation. His selection often ranges from Afrohouse to Afrofunk, Afropop, Afrojazz, Afrosoul, and Afrobeat, and whatever other experimental music formats that appeal to his style.
In 2015, his performances have seen him tour Arusha, Jinja, Kampala, Dar Es Salaam and Amsterdam, in addition to headlining the EABL Shekereka Tafrija promotion launch in Nairobi. He has shared stage with German Dj Duo Schlachthofbronx and the Jimmy Hendrix of Kora, Sekou Kouyate from Guinea at Up Life IV. He is the creative director and resident DJ for Afrofusion Tuesdays @ Havana, Santuri Society Sessions @ The Bus and Rooftop Sundowner @ PAWA 254, Nairobi.
Come meet the Legend FOR FREE on Saturday December 26th at Distant Relatives Eco-Lodge & Backpackers.