Saturday, 23 October 2010

SAUTI SOL AND COMEDIAN ERIC OMONDI GO GREEN



The latest artist to go-green in Kenya are Afro pop, all-male band Sauti Sol and comedian Eric Omondi.
“The campaign aims to celebrate environmental stewardship in art, fashion and song, reminding us that the choices we make have long-term consequences for the planet”, says Sheila Koki GreenFest spokesman. After a green living induction, the comedian acknowledged it was more comical and fun to go green. The comedian and his troupe will unleash green comedy at the GreenFest Music&Arts Festival, a 3day festival to be held in the New Year eve. Sauti Sol will headline the ‘Green New Year’ celebrations among other acts.
the multi-talented acoustic band nominated for the Africa Music Awards 2010 and leading aka Eriko have gone green.
The month of December 2010 is dubbed as a ‘green month'.




Artist working on green songs include rapper Abbas, Wyre, Saint Crooner reggae artist, Mashauri and Wamathai the poet. The artist will be attending a creative environment workshop facilitated by environmental scientists in the month of October. The workshop will feature art and music and how these artistic capacities can develop and run an environmental solution project in local communities. This workshop will be open to any interested artist.
The festival organizers posted on its site (www.beryllfoundation.org ), a call for performing artist. The call notice states artistes who wish to participate at GreenFest to apply with the understanding that they will actively participate in promoting awareness of our planet safety. They will undergo climate change awareness training. The deadline for application is November 15. All selected artists, bands and groups will be provided with stalls to market and display their music merchandise during the festival.
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