BengaLive Sessions Episode 1
Sun, Jan 31. 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Kenya national Theatre. Nairobi, Kenya
From its humble rural beginnings, Benga Music has evolved from a simple traditional form of village entertainment to a national and regional music genre. Due to its rich rhythm, Benga became a direct hit in Africa and the rest of the world.
This music has been nurtured into a club circuit affair across numerous urban areas in East, Central and Southern Africa. Sprinklings of it are to be found in DR Congo. It has been borrowed, repackaged and found a new form in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Its potential is immense, undiscovered and unexploited, and it is an industry that if well managed, it could yield a Kenyan identity in the global conversation about sound. Benga is undoubtedly - Kenya’s own dance music.
In stride with keeping this culture alive and advancing it to the next generation, the Kenya Cultural Center (KCC) in collaboration with WiBO Culture and Jojo Records presents the inaugural edition of the Benga Live @Kenya National Theater sessions on 31st January 2016.
This inaugural edition will be hosting 2 bands, one from Enzi zao (back in time) and another from Kisasa generation (the present).
We are pleased to host the great Mzee Francis Kavuu Danger of the famed @Kilimambogo Brothers and Mourice Jarabare of Super Victoria Band (advancing the legacy of the great Benga Maestro - @Dr. Collela Mazee). On the decks will be Dj Gregg Tendwa of bengatronics.
Tckets are selling for
Kshs 500 in Advance (call 0721862451) and 800 at the door
You are all Welcome!!