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


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



This is the big hurrah for 2015.We decided to write this as a joint thank you.




Nyambura:To imagine that this whole journey started as a conversation between two ladies in the wicked hours of the night sounds surreal. To be honest ‘TheBar’ started off as an idea that has become this beautiful journey and has revealed so much about who I am as a person , a creative a dreamer and believer. Continue reading


This is The Bar,a collective of 3 individuals passionate about African music.Our vision is to be the premiere point of reference concerning African music.Our mission is to ensure continous improvement in the quality of African music by discovering new talent,pushing the current players in the industry to do better,give information on new trends that could improve production quality of music and basically just do what we can to improve the current situation of the African music  industry.

Here is the team! Continue reading