The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Senegalese Musician Cheikh Lo to Headline Busara Festival

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Sauti za Busara music festival.

Internationally acclaimed Baye Fall artiste Cheikh Lo from Senegal has been confirmed as headline artiste for the 10th edition of Sauti za Busara.

A superb singer and songwriter as well as a guitarist, percussionist and drummer he has personalised and distilled a variety of influences from West and Central Africa, to create a style that is uniquely his own.

In 1995 Youssou N'Dour offered to produce Lô's debut album, Ne La Thiass, which became a success worldwide. The festival will celebrate a lifetime achievement of bringing together artists and audiences from around Africa and beyond with enriching cultural experiences, promoting cultural diversity and social development for the past 10 years.

Other main acts include Owiny Sigoma Band (Kenya/UK), Mokoomba (Zimbabwe), Msafiri Zawose & Sauti Band (Tanzania), Mani Martin (Rwanda), Burkina Electric (Burkina Faso/USA), Lumumba Theatre Group (Tanzania), Sousou & Maher Cissoko (Senegal/Sweden), Super Maya Baikoko (Tanzania) and Peter Msechu (Tanzania).

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