Gargar Southern Africa Tour: Harare, Bulawayo, Johannesburg
Good things abound for the ladies of Gargar. The female quartet will embark on a tour of Southern Africa starting on the 14th of September. The two week tour which is facilitated by Alliance Francaise de Harare, will see them performing at venues in Harare, Bulawayo, Johannesburg and yet to be confirmed, Pretoria.
In Harare, they will perform during the 60th anniversary celebration of Alliance Franccaise de Harare and later at the second edition of Funkalicous, a monthly party held at Alliance Francasie Harare on the 15 and 16th of September respectively.
The 18th of September will find the ladies at the Hillside Dam in Bulawayo. The following day the 19th of September, Gargar will perform at the opening concert for the Intwasa Festival in Bulawayo.
On the 24th of September, Gargar will wind up their Southern Africa Tour with a performance at the Arts Alive Festival in Johannesburg South Africa.
Gargar who were in Zanzibar in February this year for Sauti za Busara Festival, are best known for their song AIDS Wadilla that earned them an East African Music Awards nomination in August of 2011.
Ketebul Music would also like to thank Alliance FRancaise de Nairobi for supporting Gargar in preparation for this tour.
Ketebul Music @ The Rift Valley Festival.
It has been a long and event filled weekend for Ketebul Music artistes and crew, who have been in Naivasha for the Rift Valley Festival. From Friday 2nd, the Ketebul Music team has been at Fisherman’s Camp either performing on stage or offering support for the Festival.
Makadem the Ohanglaman thriled the crowd on Friday evening by giving the show a thundering openning as has become customary of all his performances.
On Saturday, the festival goers braved the rain and the cold to see Winyo perform songs from his upcoming CD Benga Blues.
Today being the lasty day of the festival will be treated to Olith’s brand of Ohangla fusion.
The Ketebul Music crew will depart for Nairobi tomorrow morning.
Stay tuned for final update on Ketebul Music @ the Rift Valley Festival!
Makadem, Winyo & Olith Ratego for Rift Valley Festival, Naivasha
This September, Ketebul Music will take Naivasha by storm when three of our artists will take on stage for the annual Rift Valley Festival.
Set on the banks of Lake Naivasha at Fishaerman’s Camp, the Rift Valley Festival is a must see event for anyone wishing to catch Makadem, Olith Ratego and Winyo live on stage.
Globe trotting Makadem will take to the stage on Friday 02 on what will be one of his final local shows this year before he embarks on yet another tour of Europe and South America.
Olith Ratego will be on stage on Saturday 03 with his own blend of Ohangla.
Two time RFI Discpveries Award nominee Winyo will wind up the Ketebul roster on Sunday o4 with his Benga Blues.
For more details on the festival, click on the link below;
RIft Valley Festival
Vote For Winyo: RFI Discoveries 2011
The voting lines for RFI Discoveries Award 2011 are finally open! We are calling on all fans and friends of winyo to visit his profile on the RFI website (CLICK HERE TO VIEW PROFILE) and cast your vote for Winyo.
The competition is very stiff with a list of ten very talented musicians from Africa and the Caribbean, thus we need all the votes and supportwe can get. Please vote and share the link with your friends.
Voting is simple: CLICK HERE to go to the voting page, select Winyo from the list, fill in a few details on the form given and then click on send to cast your vote!
Winyo was a top ten finalist for the same award in 2010, and managed to be voted the first runners up. With your support and votes, we can push this gifted and talented artist to get the top prize.
Kindly follow the links below to view Winyo’s profile on RFI website and to cast your vote;
Winyo to perform @ East Africa Music Awards ceremony this Saturday.
This Saturday, Winyo is set to perform during the award presentation ceremony for the premier East Africa Music Awards. Winyo who is also a nominee in the Best Male Artist in the Afro Fusion cartegory will also be looking forward to walk away with the award.
Currently Winyo has been rehearsing for his set with guitarist Nathan Okite.
Winyo who is also a top ten finalist for the RFI Discoveries 2011 award is set to launch his debut CD (as a solo artist) Benga Blues this October. This promises to be one of the most exciting releases for 2011. Stay tuned to Ketebul Music for news and developments on the release.
Makadem to open for Seun Kuti & Egypt 80!
Ketebul Music’s premier artist Makadem, The Ohanglaman is set to open for Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 this October in Copenhagen, Denmark!
Seun Kuti is the son to the legendary founder of Afro Beat, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Egypt 80 is the original band that played with Fela and was inherited by Seun upon his father’s death.
This will be one of the biggest shows to date for Makadem, who has on ocassion been refered to as East Africa’s answer to the great Fela himself!
For more information on this, please follow the link below;
Makadem to open for Seun Kuti