His music is cool, mellow, sultry, soulful and different but certainly stark. The man that is Tetu Shani is a Kenyan artist, with a different kind of music unique to the Kenyan music scene.
A collaboration featuring Kenyan top boy band Sauti Sol and Congolese rhumba superstar Fally Ipupa is in the works.
The first time I heard Ghanaian Hip Hop act M.anifest was some seven years ago on a track featuring himself, Krukid, Budo (the A.R.M) and Brother Ali titled ‘Heaven Only Knows’, lord knows that is hell of a track, forward to today,
Erykah Badu and rapper Nas work on new joint “This Bitter Land” Bitter land is a melancholy yet impressively crusty.
When it comes to Hip Hop there is a lot of misconceptions on the art form, a lot of people try to lump this music in any category, most recently a lot of music that is basically pop music has been labeled hip hop, reminds me of the line from Prince’s line “Ain’t no rapper trying to be a singer” off “Hard rock Lover” a single from his Hit N Run Phase One album. The line basically summarizes what most rappers do today especially those who are commercial-focused, why can’t you just rap or sing? And if you sing you better do it damn well!
I politely accepted an invite to Rhumba Today by African music and culture aficionado Greg Tendwa, though at first I was skeptical of who the main act, the Red Acapella group were, the performers list read of who is who in the Kenyan African music and art scene.
The first time we featured Cece Sagini was after the release of her cheery track “9 to 5”, the beautiful and talented singer has remained consisted in her work continuing to give us more harmonious melodies with that consistent ‘happy’ touch to her music.
When it comes to music, Africa prides itself of a rich music culture, there are ways in which different people from the 55 states interpret the world and how they define their existence. However one would not fail to recognize the sound of music from Africa, mostly indistinguishable due to the sound of drums.
Kenyan super creative producer Jaaz Odongo, is a definite artistic genius and a class above many yet remains a mysterious earthling when it comes to the Kenyan music sphere. He just works magic and lets his music speak for itself.