Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Safaricom To Host Naija Jazz Guitarist
Bob Collymore, Safaricom CEO said, “The Philosopher Plato is credited with saying that music is a moral law. It gives soul to the Universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life.”
“At Safaricom we believe in this philosophy and are glad to provide the opportunity for people to experience amazing music from the undeniably talented Kunle backed up by the equally talented local artistes,” he explained.
The Nigerian guitarist has been a jazz musician for over a decade. He will be backed up by his band, and will creatively enchant music fans all evening with jazz sounds from Kavutha and Jacob Asiyo from Kenya.
The premier event was held in February 2014 and was headlined by New- York based Cameroonian artist Richard Bona.
Jazz artists Aaron Rimbui, Kavutha Mwanzia, Jacob Asiyo, Eddie Grey and Chris Bitok were also part of the ground breaking concert that saw an estimated 6000 jazz lovers in attendance at the Ngong Racecourse.
Kes.4.5 raised from the proceeds was donated to the Ghetto Classics music program in Korogocho Slums and was used to buy music instruments for musically gifted children from underprivileged backgrounds.