Posts tagged ‘ketebul music’
Event: Bridging the Gap – Analogue Elders Vs Digital Natives, Apr. 11 2015 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium
What constitutes an artistic identity, and how has that concept changed for Kenyan musicians over the years? In a recent interview with Music In Africa, Tabu Osusa of Ketebul Music suggested the only way young musicians will secure a distinctive identity is by embracing traditional music.
Santuri East Africa and Ketebul Music will present a day of activities investigating this claim, and seeking solutions to questions of identity, tradition, innovation – and the role of technology in music production. The event will combine a co-creation session between older artists from Kenya’s rich history of musical past, curated by Ketebul, with younger musicians, producers and DJs representing the digital age from the Santuri network. Following this, a panel discussion will take place at Goethe-Institut’s Auditorium, investigating the results for the co-creation workshop, as well as inviting noted guest speakers from the music industry, media, and cultural curators.
Finally, the space will evolve into a party that will incorporate the past, present and future of Kenyan music, presenting live performances and DJ sets from a diverse selection of artists.
Performance by Emuria Kouai
Also Featuring: Makadem, Olith Ratego + Wana wa Mola Acrobats
Gargar, is an all-female Kenyan quartet which came to the limelight with their song Aids Wadilla through the 2008 Spotlight on Kenyan Music project. They are getting ready to leave for France where they have been selected to participate in the 2014 Babel Med Festival and the ‘Couleursdu Monde’ Festival.
Gargar means joining together in Somali. This quartet from Garissa is part of larger Somali women’s self-help and economic empowerment group. Gargar’s music can be described as contemporary folk and is a beautiful arrangement of traditional Somali music to modern rhythms. With a touch of Horn of Africa sounds, Gargar is the first Kenyan group to participate at the 10th Babel Med World Music Festival in Marseille.
Nominated for the “Orange” Award at the Babel Med Festival in Marseille (March 20-22, 2014) and the “World Music Award” at the Couleurs du Monde Festival in Brittany (March 27-30, 2014)
Kenya’s Songs of Protest: Documentary & CD Compilation Preview Concert, Jan. 31 2014 @ Alliance Française
Performance by: Just a Band, Sarabi, Eric Wainaina and Makadem
Hosted by: John Sibi-Okumu
Dates: January 20 – February 9, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française
The pictures in this exhibition are a culmination of research and archiving carried out by Ketebul Music over a period of seven years as part of their Retracing Kenyan Music series. This photo exhibition, produced with the support of the Kenya Music Week, pays tribute to musicians who have shaped the various genres of music in Kenya, and influenced our social psyche over the past five decades.
The “50 Years of Kenyan Music” photo exhibition made its debut at the 10th Annual KENYA MUSIC WEEK that took place at the Sarit Centre Expo Hall from Thursday 12th -Sunday 15th December 2013, as part of Kenya@50 Celebrations; and plans to tour the Country for the next 12 months”.
Performances by: Luworo Cultural Group from Taveta, Basuba Boni Group from Lamu, Nyerere wa Konde from Kilifi and Chakacha Musician Bado from Mombasa accompanied by Afro Simba Band
Dates: August 30-September 1, 2013
Venue: Fisherman’s Camp, Lake Naivasha
Tickets: Day tickets Kshs 2000, Weekend Tickets Kshs 4000
Acts: Just a Band, Mukoomba, Eric Wainaina, Racubah, Sou Sou & Maher, MC Matre, Paleface, Dela. Maia Von Lekow, Winyo, Barney Barrow, Foozak, The Dons Sofrito, Quantic, Dj Kuzi, Mr Sean, Yam Yam, Electrique Dj’s and the Beat Parade Band, Ska-Face, Owiny Sigoma Band, DJ Andre, DJK
Fisherman’s camp will have camping space available at 500/- per night on a first come first served basis from Friday morning – Aug. 31 2013.
Fish Eagle and Carnelleys directly next door are other recommended spaces for accommodation.