Debut Concert for AfroSoulful Songbirds
On the 4th of June, all roads lead to the Michael Joseph Centre, for Kasha featuring Serro and Kalahi. A long time coming, this concert will act as a debut of their existing repertoire. Both Serro and Kalahi are soulful songbirds, with memorable lyrics and magnificent melodies.
An alumnus of Sauti Academy, Kalahi’s music is a mélange of genres like rhythm & blues, reggae and afro-soul.. Her music is very contemplative and easy to sing along to. Her debut release Kitunguu, decries the constant state of despondency that loving a hurtful being leaves one in. She, through catchy lyrics and intricate harmonies advises her fans to flee from lovers who would rather draw tears from your soul that fan the flames of love.
Serro has performed at a number or events, honing her skills each time and is well on her way to becoming a consummate performer. Her stage presence has been described as magical, belting melodies that span the emotional spectrum. Watch out for her soon to be released debut jam Rongai, where she bemoans the loss of a love she held dear due to infidelity.
Coincidentally, both Kalahi and Serro are working with the multi-faceted producer Polycarp, who happens to be a member of Sauti Sol. We cannot wait to see what awesomeness, this synergy gives rise to.
Kasha will be a celebration of love and life. Bring your zing, fun, friends and dancing shoes!
Featured artistes include Swigga, Ayrosh, Ministry of Mouth and Afisa who are all very soulful musicians. In short, you are in for a musical treat.
Come enjoy some beautiful afrojazz music from Noel Nderitu, a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/rapper who is passionate about advancing quality contemporary gospel music and growing the Kenyan music industry. Also on stage we’ll have Third Hand Music who are arguably one of the fastest growing bands in Kenya right now. They’ve recently released a beautiful song called #InTheAir.
Ricky Na Marafiki. who are back from performing at the DOADOA – East African Performing Arts Market festival will top off the evening with some smooth blend of #AfroJazz.
Tickets are Ksh 1000 at the door and Ksh 800 advance
Dates: Until June 7, 2016
Venue: the Art Space, Off Riverside Drive
Watamu Getaway information
DAN ACEDA v CHRIS ADWAR
Ladies and Gentlemen the much acclaimed Tyranny of Benga is back. TOB is a one of a kind, made for TV mash up concert experience that brings together new and old musicians who are innovating on top of the classic Benga sound.
Previous performers on the TOB stage include Dan Aceda, Amileena Mwenesi, Chris Adwar, Eric Wainaina amongst others.
This year’s first edition will be held at the Alliance Franacise gardens on the 31st of May and will feature the first battle of Benga between Chris Adwar and Dan Aceda.