This Sunday (8th December 2013) we are looking back at that Decade of the Kenya Music Industry, from 1993 to 2002, when Choirs flourished.
But Contemporary Music, almost wiped out by Piracy and Deejays during the Disco era of the 1980s, began its Comeback with the introduction of a more Urban sound.
This was the time of Musikly Speaking, Jimmi Gathu, Hart, Five Alive, Shades of Black, Swahili Nation and Hardstone; followed by InTu, Kalamashaka, Gidi Gidi Maji Maji, Zanaziki, Mercy Myra, K-South, Necessary Noize, Darling P, Mr. Googz & Vinnie Banton, Nameless and the beginning of the Ogopa Deejays revolution.
In 1993, our Studio Guest moved on from Musikly Speaking (formed in 1985) to Zanaziki; and also established Samawati - a Studio, Record Label & Distributor for many of the aforementioned Artists.
Now called Sub-Sahara, Suzanne Gachukia’s work has crossed generations with the amazing 2011 & 2012 success of the super-group: Camp Mulla, within which her own son: Markus, was a founding Member.
Now pursuing his Solo career - as a Producer, Artist and Drummer, Kus Ma is also our Studio Guest in a rare “Musical Family” interview.
But, both Generations still have a LOT in Common, with regards to their experiences in the Kenya Music Industry.
So join Adelle Onyango on KISS 100’s Keeping it Kenyan, this Sunday (10am-2pm), as we Learn from our Past, to Plan our Future. Join in @ADELLEO
Every Sunday, from 17th November to 15th December 2013, KISS100 – Keeping it Kenyan is joining the 10th Annual KENYA MUSIC WEEK in Celebrating 50 Years of Kenyan Music: one Decade at a Time.
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