Friday, 26 October 2012
DWELE TO VISIT NAIROBI'S ANIMAL ORPHANAGE
Singer/songwriter Dwele will be in the country early next month for the monthly Blankets and Wine event hosted at Mamba Village.
Anyhow, I hear that he might be visiting the Nairobi National Park. He will join the list of other celebrities who have been like Jamaican Usain 'Boit' Bolt and Nigerian Bez. Dwele has carved out a niche for himself in the contemporary soul game as a smooth jazz-minded crooner of introspective and innovative groove.
The Detroit-based artist first made a name for himself with a demo he made in his bedroom which led to one of the hippest hip hop soul collaborations of all-time (Slum Village's "Tainted"), a major label deal.
Subsequent work followed with artists that stretch from Roy Ayers (in concert), Boney James (on record) and Earth Wind & Fire (on the Grammy-nominated remake for “That’s The Way of the World”), to rappers Common’s Grammy nominated "The People," and Kanye West’s Grammy-winning single "Flashing Lights."
On his own, he contributed the single gems "Find a Way" and "I Think I Luv U" to the canon of neo soul classics, but is best loved as that rare maker of fine albums.