Friday, 13 August 2010


Afro fusion act Eric Wainaina has composed all the music used in the 52-part series of Tinga Tinga Tales, an African folk tales animation co-produced by Homeboyz’ and UK’s Tiger Aspect. The 10-minute shows, which is set to debut on a Citizen TV on Sunday at 5:30pm, also features a cast of Kenyan newbies and stars.
The series based on Kenyan and Tanzanian folk tales stars Red Monkey who is voiced by Eugene Muchiri, a rookie in the field of animation.
Kenyan personalities are also cast in the animation series like Edward Kwach as crocodile and wolf, Achieng Abura is cast as the crow and moose, Corine Onyango as the dragon fly and Peter King as the Chief ant.

Other Kenyans cast members include Porcupine played by Catherine Wambua, Cheetah – Angelina Koinange, Cubs – Tracy Rabar, Mikayla Odera and Cullie Ruto.
The show’s images are hand-painted by Tanzanian artists, Abbasi Mohamedi Rafiki and Zachi Zaburi Chimwanda, which are then animated at the Homeboyz’s Nairobi studio.