Tuesday, 22 February 2011


On February 25, Kenyan label Penya Africa and Sauti Sol shall release their highly anticipated sophomore album Sol Filosofia in Nairobi, at the Alliance Francaise. This incredibly talented band has played an integral role in shaping Kenya’s emerging Afro pop scene since 2008. With their passion for live performance and fan interaction, Sauti Sol have sang their way into the heart of many, allowing them to perform in Kenya and abroad to much celebration.
“Sol” is Latin for sun and “Filosofia” is Swahili for philosophy. The sun is a symbol of light and knowledge, philosophy in this context represents the lessons learnt and their representation in song. Sauti Sol are staunch believers of making conscious and timeless music. With their double single release of Soma Soma and Coming Home Sauti Sol have given their listeners a taste of great things to come. Their twelve track album is as sincere as it is diverse; Sol Generation and Private Spice are testament of their musical breadth. Staying true to their love for ballads, Sauti Sol infused this album with influences and melodies that will tug on your heart strings.
Their increasing popularity has led to interesting collaborations. Fully sponsored by innovative online discount site, rupu.co.ke, and supported by the homegrown New Kid on the Block – One FM and leading clothing retailer Converse this launch promises to demonstrate why Sauti Sol really are the voices of their generation.