What are you doing this Sunday? I send the WhatsApp message on a Saturday morning. He says nothing, just chilling at home. He asks whether I’m back. I confirm. And I invite him to indulge in underground music, authentic food and intimate vibes at Bambupelo Art Shrine the next day. He calls it the Furaha … More The TCHNO Event Inspiring a Healing Music Movement in Nairobi
For a year that felt like gloom and doom, there have been so many Kenyan music projects released in 2020. Too many in fact. So which ones should you listen to? In the spirit of resilience, most Kenyan musicians did not let this unprecedented year mess up their plans. As Tetu Shani once said, I … More The Best of 2020: Have You Listened to these Kenyan Albums and EPs?
Let’s do a little recap, shall we? In part 1 of Waithaka’s story, the former athlete reconnected to his first passion in the States. He started by playing piano in a Pan-African band and later evolved into the music producer we know him as today. In 2010, he came back to Kenya for the first … More How Diaspora Artist Waithaka became part of Kenyan Music Legacy II
I’m not good at this. How do I use social media to engage my fans? If I could count the number of times Kenyan musicians have asked me this, I would probably run out of fingers – and toes.
I didn’t know how I was getting to Kilifi. I mean, I have been there before so I should know the drill. However, the SGR train to Mombasa was fully booked. And the only available buses from Nairobi to Kilifi would arrive on the second day of Kilifi New Year. I was stuck. If only … More Here’s what happened at Kilifi New Year 2020
I have been to Kilifi New Year twice. Both times it was magic. I was so enchanted by the bush beats and bass in 2018 that I had to go back for the 2019 countdown. But I have a feeling this year’s edition will be the most epic one.
June 2019 has been a special month, especially for Kenyan music. In just four weeks, four music launch parties happened in Nairobi. I attended 2 of them, and I already told you about the first one. The second one had the same musicians on stage. Because Mutoriah is everywhere!