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An Evening of Afro-Jazz/End of the Year Party: with Eric Wainaina & Athieno, Dec. 2 2016 @ Alliance Française
Performances by Eric Wainaina & Athieno – both alumnae of Berklee School of Music.
About Reggae vs Benga
Reggae battles benga beat as the R&B and reggae artist, Wyre, meets the Benga musician, Makadem.
Makadem aka Mganga Mkuu, mixes traditional Benga and up-tempo Afro Beat in a unique blend. WYRE is arguably one of the best reggae artist’s in Kenya and won the 2013 Best New Entertainer award at the International Reggae and World Music Awards.
Who will triumph? Makadem with his energetic command of the stage or Wyre with his reputation as a king on the dance floor?
The five member rock band ‘Rash’ launch their debut album ‘Only a Few Survivors’. The group began their journey about 3 years ago when a couple of them met as students at the United States International University and discovered their mutual passion for rock music. They call their music ‘swahili rock’ as they fuse distinctively African rhythms to metal music and combine English and Kiswahili languages in their lyrics. Their songs touch on contemporary culture bringing out the good and bad habits of our times.
The group is made up of:
Maximiliano Filardi (Max) – lead guitarist, Samuel Warui (Sam) – lead singer, Samuel Gakungu (Gakosh) – drummer, Maina Makundu – bassist, Abed Kariuki – rhythm guitarist.
The band has been featured in two documentaries: ‘Un Monde De Métal’ directed by Olivier Richard for France Télévision and ‘My Africa Is’ a critically acclaimed documentary by Nosa Garrick that changes the world’s view of the African continent by highlighting young people living and thriving in various African capitals.
The group has performed in several festivals in Kenya including OktoberFest, Rift Valley Festival, Sondeka Fesitval as well as university events and recently performed at the Nyege Nyege Festival in Jinja, Kampala.
On behalf of Ricky Na Marafiki band, I’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to An Evening Of Afro Jazz the Legend’s Edition on the 5th of August at the Alliance Francaise from 7:00 pm.
We shall be hosting the legendary Them Mushrooms, they are one of Kenya’s most successful bands in a well-rounded sense. Their thumb-prints are evident in every discipline that constitutes the music business in Kenya.
On stage we shall also have Kwame Rigii, the rising sun, who has been dubbed Cupid’s chanteur. His vibrato is the stuff of legends, and his music a breath of fresh air. He calls his music Urban Folk, a mélange of styles ranging from Rhumba & Afro-soul, to Ethiopian Gurage peppered with Akorino mellismas paying tribute to his heritage.
Tickets are Ksh 800 advance on rupu.co.ke and Ksh 1,000 at the door.