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From 21st to 22nd December the Phoenix Players are hosting The Kenya Boys Choir celebrate Christmas with a selection of both festive and original performances as we wind up for the year.
The Kenyan Boys Choir consists of 25 school boys, aged between 13 and 24, from various Kenyan backgrounds and tribes, brought together by
the urge to sing and nature their talent. The choir is directed by its visionary Founder and Artistic director Joseph Muyale Inzai. The choir
gained widespread recognition and international media coverage in early 2009 after performing at Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony in
Washington, D.C. On their way back to Nairobi they were intercepted by Universal Music Group representatives waiting for them at Heathrow
Airport in London and were signed in the departure lounge to Decca Records as they waited for their connecting flight.
The choir was started in 1998 in order to help boys from underprivileged backgrounds raise money to pay for their school fees.
Primarily performing traditional Maasai and Samburu chants, the choir also embrace contemporary African and European classical pieces.