Safaricom has over the years done Kenyans a huge service especially to music lovers. I love good music. I have followed this journey religiously since 2011 when Lady Blacksmith Mambazo brought the house down with their rhythmic dances; they have not aged. I have seen Jonathan Butler, Isaiah Katumwa,Richard Bona, Kunle Ayo , Jimmy Dludlu, Swahili Jazz Band, Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown, Gerald Albright, Shelea Frazier, Hugh Masekela among many more that have graced the stage over the years.
So i got the opportunity to attend latest Safaricom Jazz Festival. It had all the pomp and colour of an international acclaimed fete. The organisation was top-notch and all gears were engaged to go. The event was held at the spacious Safaricom Stadium -Kasarani. There were great artists lined up with the highlight being David Sanborn who was joined by the following artists:
- Taxi Wars – Belgium
- The Hazelnuts – Israel
- Arun Ghosh – UK
- Bokani Dyer – South Africa
- Ray Lema – Democratic Republic of Congo
- Saka Saka Band – Democratic Republic of Congo
- Shamsi Music – Kenya
- Nairobi Horns Project – Kenya
- Mwai and The Truth – Kenya
What a show !
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