The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Singer Abbi to Launch Album On Friday

Afro-jazz and Afro-fusion musician Absalom Nyinza, popularly Abbi, will be launching his new album on Friday at the Alliance Francaise .

Backed by the Kikwetu band Abbi is expected to perform from 7.30pm to 11pm. Abbi, started his career in 1993 being a member of the acappella gospel group The Boyz, which was later renamed Safari. He toured the United Kingdom and Germany with the band. Later he was part of Achieng Abura's band and toured Spain during that time.

His debut album, Mudunia was released in 2003. At the 2004 Kisima Music Awards he won two categories: Best male and Most Promising artiste. His second album Indigo was released in August 2007. He has performed at Festival Mundial and North Sea Jazz festivals in the Netherlands and toured other countries a well. His music has been produced by Tedd Josiah of Blu Zebra studios.

He has campaigned for the Global Call to Action Against Poverty. He is among the Kenyan artistes who have been sponsored by the Alliance Française in Nairobi.

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