Posts tagged ‘makadem’
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?
Hii Chapter Ni Yetu Concert: W/ Sarabi, Makadem, Mabinti, Mufasa, Teardrops & the Gravitti Band, Aug. 27 2016 @ Alliance Française
Performances by: Sarabi, Makadem, Mabinti, Mufasa, Teardrops & the Gravitti Band
Also Conversation with Rtd Chief Justice Dr. Willy Mutunga
The 11th Koroga Festival Ft. @Koffi Olomide, GogoSimo & Makadem, Mar. 13 2016 @ the Arboretum Gardens
The Spotlight on Kenyan musical journey is a discovery of Kenya’s musical diversity, born of a cross-pollination of modern, contemporary music fused with local influences. It is a unique initiative in the region which has consistently developed, exposed and promoted local musical traditions as a resource for innovation and creativity. Its 10-year long span would not have been possible without the dedicated support of French cultural cooperation in Kenya and Total Kenya Ltd, the cooperation of the Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts as well as the partnership with Ketebul Music. It is fitting therefore that the programme’s 10th anniversary is marked at the 2015 Total Motor Show coinciding with the 60th anniversary celebrations of Total’s operations in Kenya.
Two afternoons of live performances by several Spotlight stars will celebrate this milestone which has become a platform for the development of genuine Kenyan musical identity ensuring that Kenyan music remains discernable on the international music scene.