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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.
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
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.
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!