WILDCARD WEDNESDAYS:SPOTLIGHT ON CECE SAGINI

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Do you know what I love to see in an artist? Someone who goes against the grain and is always pushing the boundaries. Cece is one of those girls who went off the beaten path and it really paid off. Some of us may be mistaken for thinking that she just came into the scene recently but she has been around for a while. Continue reading

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WILDCARD WEDNESDAYS: INTERVIEW WITH YTHERA

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Ythera has such an unusual voice…in a good way. Listening to her sing is like listening to a singer from another musical era almost as if one of the queens of Soul has been reincarnated through her. I think she looks a bit like Jill Scott and her eyes are the most beautiful and spell binding that you will ever see. Continue reading

WILDCARD WEDNESDAYS: ON MUSIC WITH A MESSAGE AND SOCIAL ACTIVISM

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I am sure by now that you are acquainted with the #BlackLivesMatter after the wanton killing of young black men that are mostly unarmed . This movement first gained prominence  after the shooting of Trayvon Martin who was shot dead even though he was unarmed.The young man’s death led to the Million Hoodie March which was a portrayal of the young man in his dying moments. You will now find his example being used in songs such as Glory and even Beyonce’s Formation. This movement is causing America to have discussions over the race issue that has long plagued the country. Continue reading

WILDCARD WEDNESDAYS:INTERVIEW WITH KALAHI

 

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You will hear people call her ‘Miss Kitunguu’ after her first hit single Kitunguu. A young woman with a lot of fire and spunk in her Kalahi is not your average musician. From her days in State House  High School with a group called Gifted Five (G5) to her grooming in Sauti Academy one can clearly see that this was not an accident but a path that was carefully charted to this point in time. I caught up with her and this is how it went down. Continue reading

Wildcard Wednesday : Let us make parodies

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We talked about covers here ,so today we decipher parodies. A parody is a literary or musical work in which the style of an author or work is closely imitated for comic effect or in ridicule (Merriam-Webster dictionary). Kajairo is one artist who did parodies that got us hooked. Do you remember his parody of Napesi by Makoma and he sang something like this, Continue reading

WILDCARD WEDNESDAYS:#WCW(WOMAN CRUSH WEDNESDAY)

Of late Wednesdays have been a bit heavy laden with information and topics of discussion and so today I decided to give it a little break.So with that in mind here is my list of women that I am crushing on musically and otherwise :).

1.Atemi

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This woman is like fine wine ,getting better with time. Her unmistakable voice takes you through a musical journey that will have you singing along with her way after the song is over. Last year’s release of ‘Bebi‘ reminded me why this woman deserves the title of queen of Afro fusion. Continue reading

WILDCARD WEDNESDAYS:’FIND SOMEONE WHO CAN SELL YOUR DREAM TO THE WORLD’

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Marek Fuchs-Sauti Sol’s Manager

Those were the words of Savara Mudigi(he of Sauti Sol) when describing what to look for in a manager.In the case of the boy band no one can dispute the fact that their manager Marek Fuchs has set the bar really high.Considering he wasn’t there from the beginning of their journey their partnership has grown the group in leaps and bounds. Thanks to a manager who believes in them they now have a picture dancing with President Barack Obama hanging in the West Wing of the White House.Ambition?Hunger?Madness? Who knows,you might need all three to be a great manager. Continue reading