Wildcard Wednesday: Why Sauti Academy is one of Kenya’s music scene best asset

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Talent is God given, skills are earned.

While going through the ‘I-don’t-know-what-to-do-with-my-life’ phase  I auditioned for Sauti Academy. Story for another day. Anyway, how Sauti Academy works is that you audition. An aspiring musician will go and sing their guts out in front of Natalie Lukkenaer, director Penya Africa among other panelists for a chance to sample their madness hoping that they get a chance to follow a passion that keeps them awake at night. If you make it, this is followed by a one year program of intensive training vocally, learning the ropes in songwriting and working on live performance. This is the push that many artists need to jump start their career. Continue reading