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Debut Concert for AfroSoulful Songbirds
On the 4th of June, all roads lead to the Michael Joseph Centre, for Kasha featuring Serro and Kalahi. A long time coming, this concert will act as a debut of their existing repertoire. Both Serro and Kalahi are soulful songbirds, with memorable lyrics and magnificent melodies.
An alumnus of Sauti Academy, Kalahi’s music is a mélange of genres like rhythm & blues, reggae and afro-soul.. Her music is very contemplative and easy to sing along to. Her debut release Kitunguu, decries the constant state of despondency that loving a hurtful being leaves one in. She, through catchy lyrics and intricate harmonies advises her fans to flee from lovers who would rather draw tears from your soul that fan the flames of love.
Serro has performed at a number or events, honing her skills each time and is well on her way to becoming a consummate performer. Her stage presence has been described as magical, belting melodies that span the emotional spectrum. Watch out for her soon to be released debut jam Rongai, where she bemoans the loss of a love she held dear due to infidelity.
Coincidentally, both Kalahi and Serro are working with the multi-faceted producer Polycarp, who happens to be a member of Sauti Sol. We cannot wait to see what awesomeness, this synergy gives rise to.
Kasha will be a celebration of love and life. Bring your zing, fun, friends and dancing shoes!
Featured artistes include Swigga, Ayrosh, Ministry of Mouth and Afisa who are all very soulful musicians. In short, you are in for a musical treat.
Date: March 26, 2016
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House
Time: from 12pm
Tickets: KES 500
Tickets Available at Mookh: https://mymookh.com/tickets/event/73
In 2009, Paragasha was founded by Anto Neosoul as a platform to nurture up and coming artistes.
Although the dream was short-lived in 2011, the fire never died and most recently, the need to offer young visionaries and creators from all spheres of art including music, film, fashion, I.T and entertainment has been more than ever.
With the support of Safaricom through provision of space at Michael Joseph Centre, the dream is once again a reality. Beginning 26th March 2016 and every month thereafter, Paragasha will curate a space that allows networking of young brilliant minds with film, art, music, I.T and fashion enthusiasts.
Why should our young brilliant minds wait to have a few hit songs or mainstream support to get a chance to perform professionally? The time is now. It is time to Paragasha. It is time to just be; without inhibitions, without fear.
Previous Paragasha alumni include: Dela, Rabbit, Winyo, Size 8, Sara Mitaru, Elani, Patricia Kihoro and many more artistes who are now household names.
In the renaissance edition of Paragasha, performers will include;
Libra Devine – a young DJ outfit whose remixes are the work of genius – they will release Isabella refix by Sauti Sol
Moraan Band – brass band extraordinaire
Kenna – Sultry voice of Soul
Just Imagine Africa – Imagine if Outkast had African brothers…
Zikki – They will take us slow with classic music that defies age and time
Mandy – A young brilliant vocalist ready to take on the world
Muok – Anto Neosoul’s prodigy, mentee – and a brilliant creative performer
Music Video Launch by:
125 – 3 musical brothers ready to take on the Hip Hop world
Anto Neosoul – Performs for the first time Sijafika Mwisho written by Bien and produced by R Kay.
Anto Neosoul also launches music video to #KataKata produced by Saint P and Directed by America based Kenyan film maker Chebeni
Fashion Showcase by:
Kenyan Vintage (Stadz)
Within the framework of the Safaricom International Jazz Festival 2016, two important Italian musicians will perform:
Francesco D’Orazio, violinist – www.francescodorazio.com
Giampaolo Nuti, pianist – www.conservatorio.pr.it/docenti/giampaolo-nuti/
Booking and collection of cards from IIC before 8th February (office hours)
Info: Tel.: 0736 202071 / Email: email@example.com
All proceeds go to charity