6 December 2012

Kenya: Brand New - Mitaru, Bien Aimie & Sungura

Sara Mitaru performing "You Said" featuring Bien Aime of Sauti Sol. ( Resource: You Said - Sara Mitaru feat. Bien Aime )

There's music all around us this season and the new hits just keep coming. Far from the days of Kapuka, Kenyan musicians are now focused on enhancing their own creative voices rather than trying to conform to a popular trend.

Music that was once solely meant for the night clubs is now, thankfully, merging into a sound track for all sorts of occasions and moods, as proper music does.

One of the new collaborations is from the well admired Sara Mitaru who has teamed up with Sauti Sol strongman Bien Aimie.

The track You Said paints a picture of a typical Kenyan relationship. Sara will perform it for the first time on Saturday when she has her annual concert at the National Museum.


Laura is a Senior Editor at Capital FM. She is also in charge of the Capital Lifestyle website. In more than 10 years at the station she has developed a zeal for social and youth development and works hard to uplift the local industries, such as music, art, and film. Laura is a writer, blogger, and a definite social media guru.

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Second on the block is the relatively-new-but-not-so-new guitarist Kato Change. The man has lent his talents to several front-runners before going out on his own and creating a group of Itchy Fingers, expressing themselves completely and flawlessly via the acoustics.

Kato teams up with Lisa Noah and Jaaz Odongo for his newbie video Sta.Ka.To - shot by photography company Magiq Lens.

Third but not least is our brother the human rabbit, aka Kaka Sungura. His track is a gem in that it brings out a generous dose of nostalgia. I think however that the dancers at his party still had room to put their backs into it.

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