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ARKY

BIOGRAPHY He is an artist from DRC. Artist musicien guitariste chanteur dessinateur evolu a l’est de la RDCongo a goma

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Tear Drop

BIOGRAPHY Poet Teardrops does not have arteries. His capillaries join into veins which join to form streets. Streets of Nairobi. His heart is our city and he spills it into every rhyme, line and verse. Listen carefully and you shall hear the city throbbing every-time he pauses to take a breath.

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Lawrence Okello

BIOGRAPHY Virtuoso and an extremely talented Musician living in the future of his Generation Lawrence Okello plays more than 20 Ugandan instruments,singer and Classical performer. He has built himself a name in the field of Ugandan traditional music, and has affirmed his musical personality, modernized the entire Ugandan tradition. Youtube

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Vitali Maembe

BIOGRAPHY Vitali Maembe is an East African artist known for his music that combines inland and coastal rhythms, poetic and provocative lyrics. Through his music, Vitali channels freedom fighters and visionaries like Julius Nyerere, Frantz Fanon, and Biko with playful guitar riffs and signature acoustic sounds that invite listeners to consider new possibilities. Youtube

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FID Q

BIOGRAPHY Fid Q, born Fareed Kubanda on the 13th of August 1982 in Mwanza, Tanzania, is a popular Bongo Flava artist from Tanzania.  Fid Q is arguably the most prolific Hip-hop artist to emerge from Tanzania in East Africa. His social awareness and political insightfulness coupled with his profound lyrical prowess has propelled him to the…

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Isabel Novella

BIOGRAPHY Isabel Novella is a Pan-African singer, songwriter and composer. Unique in style and performance, Isabel has carved her own niche as performing and recording artist. Her music is best described as a balance between the Mozambican and African rhythms and the western influences. Youtube

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Victor Kunonga

BIOGRAPHY A masterful story-teller and lyricist, Kunonga’s songs derive from a profound sense of dignity and social awareness, confronting issues of poverty, dispossession and the rights of ordinary people. Kunonga’s characteristically Zimbabwean sound derives from many influences, including strains of the legendary Thomas Mapfumo, Oliver Mtukudzi and Louis Mhlanga, and the legacy of the great…

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Juma Tutu

BIOGRAPHY Juma Tutu was born to a musical family in the coastal town of Mombasa, and his deep interest in learning musical instruments began in his high school days. His main interest being the saxophone and he is also well conversant with drums. Juma Tutu’s Music and is an originally Kenyan sound falling in the…

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Siti and the Band

BIOGRAPHY Siti and the Band’s music is rooted in a mystic Island in the Indian Ocean, carrying influences from ancient Arab, Turkish, Indian and African musical traditions whilst fusing them with contemporary music from Jazz to Funk to Reggae and beyond. Siti & The Band are the rising stars from the East African region presenting…

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Sandra Nankoma

BIOGRAPHY Sandra Nankoma’s vocals cover the musical baseline of jazz and soul ballads with a distinctive identity and air that breaks the codes of traditional African soul singers. Convinced that music is the vehicle of social change, she engages her art in order to contribute to her society, especially to the cause of women and…

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