Wednesday, 21 September 2011
MAFIKIZOLO SING AWAY THE RAINY BLUES IN NAIROBI
South African group Mafikizolo sung away the rainy blues that threatened to stop their maiden show in Kenya during Sunday’s Blankets and Wine show in Nairobi’s Mamba Village.
The duo whose 2003 album release Kwela was a huge success, headlined this month’s edition of Blankets & Wine.
Happening every first Sunday of the month, the afternoon event features outstanding afro-based bands that range from afro soul, afro-fusion, afro-jazz, ethnic, experimental and other emerging genres.
Also performing at the twenty ninth edition of the musical extravaganza, were new local acts Aziza and the soulful Maia Von Lekkow, alongside the ever-captivating Muthoni - The Drummer Queen.
This is the third installment of the KCB Advantage sponsored series of Blankets & Wine concerts following shows in April and June that featured celebrated artists Thandiswa Mazwai and Belgium based Ivorian strummer, Manou Gallo respectively.
The event prides itself in showcasing outstanding musicians in the emerging genres of afro-based music.
Blankets & Wine has this year partnered with KCB Advantage Banking and which targets high net worth customers with offers such as a selection of accounts, discounts on mortgages and personal loans, waivers on credit cards and up to 40% discounts at select hotels, restaurants, spas and other outlets across East Africa through a partnership with Go-Places.