15 November 2012

Kenya: Lutan Faya for Nairobi Concert

Photo: Myspace/Lutan Fyah
Lutan Fyah

Tomorrow, visiting Jamaican artiste Lutan Faya will be in Nairobi for a one off concert at Tamasha, Langata. Lutan is in the country courtesy of Ken Kiprono who is known by his street moniker Ken Ring.

Speaking on how they meet, Ring told Word Is via a telephone interview from Mombasa, "When I was doing my new album I thought Lutan would be perfect for this song. We did not actually meet because we were sending files and tracks from here to Jamaica and back.

"But now when it came time to do the video and it was about poverty we thought we had to do it in Africa. So I told him, 'Don't you want to have a week vacation in Africa?' he said 'Of course man'. And I booked his flight and he came to shoot the video."

Ken continued: "So now when we were here some people approached us and said why don't you do shows in Kenya and we were like, 'Okay'. So we extended his trip for like a week to do the Friday show in Nairobi and Saturday concert at the Sea Front in Mombasa."

The reggae star promised that his show will be "good and energetic for my people" whom he described as "loving and kind". While in Mombasa, Lutan hit the studio with rapper Stella Mwangi to record a song that "empowers the girl child".

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