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The GoDown Gig Ft. Octave Band, Valentine Ziki & Harry Kimani, Jan. 30 2016 @ the GoDown Arts Centre
Performances by: Octave Band, Valentine Ziki and Harry Kimani
This Valentine’s week (February 12th 2015) Industry Nite presents “LOVE IS” hosted by Sheila Kwamboka. The event will be held at Galileo Lounge Westlands from 6:00 p.m. till dawn. Entry- Free. “LOVE IS” an event about what love is. the unique event is for lovers and friends. Performing live on stage will be a carefully selected trio – some of the most talented and unique singers in Kenya: Kanana, Harry Kimani and Kwame.
This trio will use their music to dissect the thing called love and spark a conversation about different types and styles of love. And unlike most events during Valentine’s season, there is no ticket charge into “LOVE IS”. This is ultimate Valentine’s week plan, so tag along your best company and share the news. Industry Nite is dedicated to supporting consistent entertainment events in the Kenyan music industry and beyond. “LOVE IS” will be the first of many themed events by Industry Nite.
Industry Nite is supported by MCSK, Spinlet and HBR.
This February 14th, 2014 being Valentine Day, Amos and Josh, Anto-NeoSoul, Harry Kimani plus more will host a dinner party at the Intercontinental Hotel that will also feature celebrities, business people and Cooperate executives. This event, titled Love Letters, will attract about 500 individuals from the music industry, business industry and the corporate world.
The night will be all about Love from the 60’s, through to date, it is a proper valentine treat for Individual and Couples with soothing songs and sumptuous dinner from the Intercontinental Hotel.
AMOS $ JOSH
Amos and Josh is a music group from Kenya, born in 2013. They were first runners up in Tusker Project Fame 6 (A Kenyan Singing Competition). Since then their music acumen has grown to see them perform in events such as Live at the Elephant, Piano and Voice, The Kenya at 50 Concert and at the State House along music greats in the Kenyan Industry: Eric Wainaina, Aaron Rimbui, Chris Adwar, Carol Atemi, AntoNeoSoul, Kanji Mbugua, Sauti Sol, Kidum, Dela, Jaguar, Mercy Myra amongst others.
Anto Neosoul is undoubtedly one of Kenya’s finest vocalists; He is arguably one of Kenya’s finest singers of all times.
Anto Neosoul studied at Lavington Primary School where he knew he could sing and sing did he enjoying an invitation to perform a private performance for the then Cardinal Maurice Otunga (RIP), he also performed for Rtd. Kenyan President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi at just 9 years old.
He continued to perform through out High School in Upper Hill School, A level Studies in Uganda and University of Nairobi where he studied Broadcast Journalism.
A Scorpio, Anto Neosoul is non pretentious, authentic and oh so soulful. He says what he means and means what he says. This inspires his writing, which evokes feelings and direct reactions on stage and on stereo.
Kimani grew up with music, teaching himself to play the guitar by watching an older brother perform. He attended Kirangari High School in Nairobi, where he already showed a great interest in music; he sang, composed songs, participated in music festivals and, at one time, conducted the school choir. His first love in high school inspired him to compose a song called “African Woman,” which was well received among his friends; they urged him to record the song.
In 1999, Kimani left school to look for a recording studio. Eventually, in 2000, he met producer Maurice Oyando of Next Level Productions; with Oyando’s assistance, he recorded “African Woman,” which was released as a single. The song began to receive air play on several radio stations in Nairobi. Encouraged by this early success, Kimani returned to the studio to record a complete album, tentatively titled African Woman. A second single, “Tuohere” (God Forgive Us), was released for radio play. Although the African Woman album was completed in 2001, it was not released due to lack of funds. Undaunted, Kimani returned to the studio to work on another album while his first one waited for release. He has since recorded and released two albums, Unborn and Tiushi Mi Nawe.
When the Festival Mundial officials visited Kenya in September 2002, they were impressed by Kimani’s talents. He performed at the 2003 Sarakasi Festival in Nairobi and was part of a group of Kenyan artists invited to perform at the Festival Mundial in June 2003 in the Netherlands Harry Kimani was also featured in the award winning African hop-hop documentary Hip-hop Colony. In 2009, Harry released his latest album, “the Quest”.
Performances by: Hart the Band, Harry Kimani, Makadem & Eric Wainaina
After party at Carnivore Simba Saloon
Date: July 25, 2013
Venue: Tree House Club
Harry Kimani is an award winning musician and composer, a fine voice, an excellent guitarist and passionate composer is the best way to describe him. This superstar musician has already become a leader of his own style and we still haven’t heard anything yet. Harry Kimani can be described as Africa’s answer to John Mayer.
Harry Kimani has three albums to his name, African Woman 2001, Unborn 2004, Tuishi Mi Nawe 2007 probably the best selling album in Kenya.
Harry Kimani is currently working on his fourth studio album, which is due late this year. You should keep your selves posted because this is going to be the best album out of East Africa ever.
Harry has had various achievements as an artist and has had various nominations and won different awards around the region like.
• 2005 Kisima Music Awards for Best Song of the year for the Song HAIYA.
• 2005 Kisima Music Awards for Best Music Video of the year for HAIYA
• His also been nominated for the most promising male artist by the Kora Awards 2005.
Harry Kimani has performed alongside a number of international musicians such as Hugh Masekhela, Richard Bona, Thandiswa Mazwai, Baaba Maal, The Band Blof, Tracy Chapman, and many other artists.
Harry has performed for various audiences around the world in Europe and Africa His recent performances have included the Festival Mundial, North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, North Sea Jazz Salutes Nairobi, and Bløf’s Umoja Project launch in Amsterdam, Kenya Independence celebrations in South Africa, and many more concerts.
In the maestros own words, “My music comes from the heart. It is in my essence, and that’s what comes through my music.” When we compiled the album “Unborn”, it was just as the name suggests, unborn. There has to be a beginning to something, and this is definitely the continuation of a great journey into music.