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KOROGA FESTIVAL 14TH EDITION FEATURING SAM FAN THOMAS,OSKIDO AND GILAD

San Fan ThomasThe 14th Edition of the Koroga Festival proudly presents Cameroon Makossa legend Sam Fan Thomas! Also performing will be the Godfather of South African House music Oskido and Kenya's latest sensation,Israeli diplomat turned pop star Gilad.

The Arboretum Gardens is where you should be on Sunday 18th September for an afternoon of great live performances, delicious food and an enjoyable ambiance for the whole family to enjoy.

Sam Fan Thomas has over 5 decades of experience under his belt as a recording artiste, and he's still making new music. He is also one of the African stars of the 80s who took a firm stand against apartheid regime in South Africa, and he released Zimo (for Mandela) in the mid-80s as the clamour for the release of the ANC leader grew.

Oskido on the other hand has overseen the rise of some of the best South African artists and bands of the last two decades. He has also collaborated with some of the biggest names in South Africa including Black Motion, Bongo Maffin, DJ Fresh, DJ Zinhle, Mafikizolo, Professor, Spikiri Thebe, Winnie Khumalo, Zonke and Zane “Mahoota” Sibika.

Advance tickets are available on ticketsasa.com for Ksh 2000. As part of Capital FM Kenya's 20th birthday celebration, every 20th ticket bought on Ticketsasa will be absolutely free!

On the decks will be Capital FM’s finest Dj Adrian and Dj Protégé as well as veteran Kenyan disc jockey Dj Stylez.Don't miss the chance to relive your 80s and 90s memories with Sam Fan Thomas; Experience the Godfather of South African House Oskido and enjoy the new sounds of Gilad.

MUSIC REVIEW | MR.254 BY KING KAKA

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Kaka Empire's CEO King Kaka released a new song called Mr 254 after his recent club banger Besha shigana that has been doing very well on Kenyan charts.

Mr 254 celebrates the pride that is being a Kenyan. It is a celebration of all those Kenyans who wake up every morning and work to make sure kenya is a better place.

"Mr 254 celebrates kenyans who are making strides and working hard to ensure our country is a better place. The inspiration for Mr 254 came from the hustla spirit of Kenyans. We are all Mr and Miss 254's,' says King kaka.

The song was produced by Johnttez Krucial at EMB Records and mix and masteres by Yo Alex at Homeboyz studios.

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THE 8TH DOUBLE TROUBLE MIX

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As it has been the norm for the last 7 months, a new double trouble mix by Dj Joe Mfalme was released last week.

This new audio and video double trouble mix is all about Kenyan old school music because what’s not to love about Kenyan music? It’s also as a way of celebrating Kenyan talent and the pioneers of Kenyan music. It features the all-time legend, the late E-Sir among many others.

Dj Joe Mfalme is on a quest with these Double trouble mixes which is to cover all popular genres of music by the end of the year thus catering to the vast number of fans who are into different genres of music.

The 8th double trouble mix – Kenyan old school edition by the award winning Dj Joe Mfalme is available for download directly on the site, on the mixes section for both the audio and video.

Check out the site for more mixes and the next double trouble edition will be available for download on the first Friday of next month.

MUSIC REVIEW | UTAMU WA LIFE BY THE KANSOUL

kansoulAfter months of silence, 'team mafisi kansoul' are back witha new Hit single 'utamu wa life'. A great song depicting their amazing stories from way back when they were still hustling to make it in the music indusrtry.

Utamu Wa Maisha, which is Swahili for ‘The Sweetness of Life’, is a feel good number telling fans that every down has an up. The song reminds people that ‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’ and that every challenge being experienced is an opportunity for learning and comeback with a bang.

Their newest release dubbed ‘Utamu wa Maisha’ is a major hit just like the tracks that came before it, delivering a uniquely tasteful hiphop track mixed with the ‘sheng’ (Slang) based Kenyan style Genge.

They deliver these messages wrapped in a really nice tune couples with well-done visuals.

 

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DJ JOE MFALME NOMINATED FOR THE 2016 OLX SOMA AWARDS

awardsomaMore good news Team Joe Mfalme! Your favourite deejay and one of Capital Fm's finest has been nominated for this year's Social media awards which is slotted to take place this coming September.

The nomination list of the 4th annual OLX SOMA awards was released last week and Dj Joe Mfalme has been nominated in the Entertainment category as the most social entertainment personality alongside top Kenyan celebrities including popular afro pop band Sauti Sol,radio personality and comedian Daniel Ndambuki aka Churchill, Kaka empire founder and rapper King Kaka and gospel songstress Mercy Masika.

The 2016 OLX SOMA awards will take place on Friday,September 23rd at the Safari Park hotel.

Dj Joe Mfalme is deeply humbled to receive yet another nomination a few months after receiving the nominations for the Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) and Africa Muzik Magazine awards (AFRIMMA) .

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DJ JOE MFALME LANDS A NEW SHOW ON TRACE MZIKI

TraceStarting this Thursday 1st September, TRACE is proudly launching a new music channel called TRACE Mziki to cater for its East African fans and in it Kenya's most sought after disc jockey has a slot to bring you nothing but the best video mixes every Saturday at 10pm EAT in a show dubbed TRACE Mziki video mix.

When asked about this new lucrative deal the elated Capital Fm mixmaster said, "I am definitely very happy for this opportunity as I'll be exposed to new markets around Africa considering that the newly launched TRACE Mziki channel will be showing in over 15 countries across Africa."

Music lovers from East Africa can look forward to the best in contemporary East African music on TRACE Mziki, channel 323. The channel will feature music hits as well as exclusive specials, documentaries, Hip Hop, R'n'B, Afro Pop, Gospel, Reggae and the best Video Mixes. TRACE Mziki will also broadcast a selection of the best of rest of Africa and international urban acts that are massively popular in East Africa.

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DEEJAYING 101

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Deejaying is not as easy as ABC,its a craft,a skill that takes a while of practice to master.

Not only does deejaying need a lot of practice, one also needs to learn from professionals as much as some guy in your neighborhood can teach you how to scratch.Thus you need to enrol into a reputable deejaying school,there are so many in Kenya and therefore you are spoilt for choice.

Once you've enrolled, you will have to learn the very basics like the components of a turn table even before you get to the practical part.For example in Journalism,they are taught the elements of a good news story,the 5Ws and H of a story even before one can go out there and cover a story.

I too started here and here are the three most important things I learnt in deejaying class.

Beat Matching - You are taught how to count beats to every song at the chorus and verses.Then they teach you how to drop songs at the right beat count.

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MUSIC REVIEW | DOCTOR BY KAGWE MUNGAI

KagweKagwe Mungai is a singer, songwriter and song producer who has been in the Kenyan music scene since 2012 when he released his EP It Only Gets Better. The EP featured songs and self -produced videos for Marry You and Oleku Cover. This cover was selected as one of the top 5 Kenyan covers that year.

He has a number of hits under his belt with the latest release being Hot This Year (released January 2016), a collaborative effort between himself and Kenyan female rapper and entrepreneur Muthoni Drummer Queen.

Recently announcing his signing to Taurus Musik, Kagwe hits the music scene with his new hits single Doctor

The song has major dancehall influences, while still maintaining a very African sound, with its strong & catchy lyrics & groovy beat. This club banger is bound to be on the top of your playlist.

 

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MUSIC REVIEW | BUTERE BY OCTOPIZZO

OctoNamba Nanes finest Octopizzo is back with a brand new project and as usual, it was trending moments after its release. Titled Butere, the project is Octopizzos way of appreciating the Kenyan culture.

According to Octopizzo, this new jam has been inspired by the current cultural appropriation( adoption or use of elements of one culture by members of another culture) of the Western world.

While many have accused the rapper of forgetting his home and his people thanks to his success that has seen him traverse all across the globe, Octopizzo himself says he did this song to show that he still remembers his people and that his culture is Kenya.

All in all it is a great song from the beats which mostly utilizes the sound of traditional music from Western Kenya to the video which showcases the beauty of Butere. Definitely one that will dominate both the TV stations and the airwaves for weeks to come.Butere is just simply a celebration of the Kenyan culture and identity that has already garnered over 9 thousand views on YouTube in just two days.

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MUSIC REVIEW | ENSOBOSOBO BY CECE SAGINI

Ensobosobo by cece sagini1Cece Sagini’s catapult to fame was last year when she released her hit single Feel it and later I’m a doer featuring popular rapper Octopizzo.Before this sassy Kenyan singer had been featured on Jimmy Gait’s appointment and also worked on a few personal projects.Now she has a new song that was released on July 20th 2016 titled Ensobosobo.

Sang mainly in Kisii, with a special featuring a traditional Kisii artist called ‘Nyangau’, the song speaks of pure love. It tells of a love story between two from different clans. The beats are heavy and even features Kisii instrument called the ‘obokano’ which brings a uniquely afro pop sound to the track.

Cece’s melodies tag at the heart and could have anyone reminiscing of special moments with that special someone. The song is fresh take on an ode to the sweetness of blossoming love.

As in all things African occasions, the song includes ululation and a whistle or two that makes it even more upbeat and jubilant.The wardrobe brings out the rich culture of the Kisii, celebrating what most artists have forgotten in the name of reaching a wider audience.

 

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