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Date: 30th January 2015
Venue: At The Elephant, Formerly Kifaru
Time: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Tickets: Early Bird Tickets KES 800
Gate Charges: KES 1, 200
Contacts: 0721 946 710 | email@example.com
Live At The Elephant, is a monthly gig that happens every last Friday of the month. The gig is a melange of high octane live performances, amazing musicality and an outdoor ambience under the starry sky.
January 2015 edition features Kwame and Winyo, the event template is a juxtaposition of established vis a vis promising acts.
Performers: Winyo and Kwame
Bring your self, your awesome friends and your dancing shoes for a night of exhilarating fun that promises to satiate your dance-starved souls!
Performances by: Juliani, Dolla Kabary, Sarabi, Winyo & Saraki Dancers
Date: Thursday 21st November 2013
Venue: Tree House, Museum Hill, – International Casino Complex
Time: 8.30 -11.00
Winyo is a singer and songwriter of great sensitivity and he also plays the guitar, backed by his 4 piece band of accomplished musicians. Winyo derives his music and musical strength from his forefathers whose music was rich in melody and traditional rhythmic patterns. His musical style ranges from traditional Luo melodies infused with witty story lines, afro fusion and afro jazz, to a contemporary interpretation of Benga, transformed into an authentic acoustic sound. His powerful yet mellow vocals are the icing on the cake that makes listening to Winyo, an almost heavenly experience. Winyo sings in his paternal language of Dholuo, Swahili and English. His stories address a myriad of social issues ranging from the plight of homeless children to courtship and love stories.
A special edition of Winyo’s debut CD as a solo artist titled Benga Blues, was released in Europe as an EP while he was on a tour that saw him perform in Germany, Italy, Romania, and France. The CD was well received and will be officially launched in Kenya and internationally in 2013.