Originally posted on Nairobi Now :: arts, culture and events:
The Old and the New in Kenyan Afrofusion Music
Renowned Afro-fusion musicians like Eric Wainaina, Atemi and Suzanna Owiyo have given birth to a new crop of younger musicians like Sautisol, Patricia Kihoro, Elani and Lele Ngoma. These up-and-coming musicians are blending music from different influences and showcasing their own twist of Afrofusion at such events as Jahazi.
The event will be held at the Michael Joseph Centre, courtesy of Safaricom. It will feature Lele Ngoma (an eclectic band popular at poetry events) and Spotlight on Kenyan music finalist, Fadhilee. Both acts have shared the stage with popular musicians like Aaron Rimbui, The Villagers Band, Winyo and even (for Fadhilee the Jazz crooner) gone out of the country on tours.
“This year we are going all the way,” said Koech Kevin Lele Ngoma band leader who also doubles as the guitarist. The Children Sickle Cell Anaemia foundation is also using…
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