Kenyan Music Concert

Award winning Kenyan recording artist Zangi

Kenyan Music Concert

The show I attended on the 1st of July 2018 was a “Cream tea and concert” with award winning Kenyan recording artist: Alex Gichohi. I went to this concert because my family is good friends with Alex, I enjoy his music and he teaches my brother guitar. He (and his band) performed music in the style of the country he was born in, Kenya. Which involves a lot dancing. Alex is originally from Kenya as I have said then moved to England. He has won awards and is a recording artist. Here is a link to his youtube channel.  

https://www.youtube.com/user/lexxusmwas/videos

He is normally a solo artist and is nominated for best male artist in the 2018 sauti awards that take place in the USA.  He also has three other nominations in different categories. 

https://sautiawards.com/

 For the concert he performed with some other Kenyan musicians that are friends of his. When it started I didn’t know what to expect because I had never been to anything like this before, there were a lot of people there and all the seats were filled. When the band started they were very confident and they were enjoying performing. They created a free and fun atmosphere because it wasn’t just everyone sitting down watching them but we were all learning Kenyan dances and having lots of fun.

Personally I found interesting the fact that they were able to get everyone joining in even a lot of older people were dancing. Also, because I am learning the keyboard I also found it particularly interesting to watch the keyboardist playing. He played without music, really rhythmically and fast. During the performance I learnt about the Kenyan music culture and it made me think about how confident Kenyan people are about dancing and how it is just part of their culture.Plus I learnt about how to inspire people to dance when you are performing with crowd. Overall I really enjoyed the whole experience because it was really fun and it pushed me outside of my comfort zone.

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1 Comments

  • Luke Taylor

    On 6 July 2018, 17:16 Luke Taylor commented:

    Awesome stuff, Summer! I've never heard of Zangi music before.

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