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Benga Belt vol. 1 ALBUM LAUNCH
Since 2014, _mwl Gregg Tendwa (_mwl GT.) has been researching and developing Bengatronics, a retrofuturist sound direction of Benga Music.
Over the past year, he has been working on a full length studio album together with Umoja DJs from Amsterdam and various artists from across the Benga Belt of Kenya. This album brings forth extremely nuanced cross generational and inter-tribal conversation from Kisumu to Kilifi, featuring original compositions by Boaz Otieno, Missing Rotich, Msupa S, John ‘Kakee’ Kithikii, Musyoki Mutua and Abaki Simba Troupe. The album is grounded by the prowess of Udulele John and Michel Ongaro on the guitars, and Oduor Bernard «Kidum» on the drums and Eriko on percussions.
This night is set to preview the album before it officially lands on digital stores in August 2019. Get your exclusive copy of the album at the concert.
Guest artist: Ken Wa Maria, the reigning King of Eastern Benga.