Video: Blackman's Nairobi Sessions w/ Nanjira & Sara Mitaru

Blackman entertainment presents music in Kenya with the Nairobi sessions a YouTube series of live unrehearsed urban African music.

Kenyan producer Blackman presents us with a new web series "The Nairobi Sessions." Featuring musicians from Nairobi and those passing through the Kenyan metropolis, the live recordings will be showcased via YouTube weekly to celebrate and recognize Kenya's vibrant urban music culture. The series is shot on a Samsung Galaxy camera phone, and it's basically awesome and fresh wrapped in some acoustic goodness.

The first two episodes feature two artists from Blackman Entertainment: Sara Mitaru and Nanjira. Both Kenyan female singers, Sara Mitaru and Nanjira set up the series with raw and unpolished (in the best way) performances that definitely have us eager for the next episode. Check out the first two episodes below and subscribe to the YouTube channel to stay in the loop!

[embed width="620"][/embed]

[embed width="620"][/embed]



The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox


This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.