Spotlight on Kenyan Music: Coastal Taarab and Mwanzele Connect with Oud, May 14 2016 @ Alliance Française
Date:Saturday, May 14 2016
Venue: Alliance Française Gardens
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: KES 800 at the Gate
A journey of musical innovation and evolution with French-Tunisian oud maestro Jean-Pierre Smadja (aka Smadj), Mwanate Kibwana and Mbarak Ali Haj of Lelele Afrika, Bado Mzungugiriama, renowned jazz pianist, Aaron Rimbui, Coke Studio’s bass guitarist, Asaph Uzele and the Tanzanian drummer Emmanuel Yakobo.
The concert will be a culmination of a week long musical encounter transcending geographical and cultural boundaries.
It promises to be a rich musical mix of the sounds of the age old Middle Eastern instrument ‘the oud’, melodious taraab and rythmic mwanzele beats and jazzy groves.
What better way to spend a Saturday evening!