New Music! Jamhuri Festival 7 Days Of Christmas: Bensoul & Serro – Listen

Jamhuri Festival is going all out this year.

Founded in 2015, Jamhuri Festival has been a platform for over 200 artists, celebrating and sharing the rich and diverse African talents with the world.

This year, Jamhuri Festival has chosen to celebrate Christmas and Kenyan talent differently. Dabbed 7 days of Christmas, Jamhuri Festival is working with 7 different artists to release 7 Christmas carols with a Kenyan twist in 7 days.

Released yesterday, singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist Bensoul comes through with “Santa Claus”.

Young and talented artist Serro also comes through with a beautiful and soulful song “Bwana Yesu Kazaliwa”.

Have a listen below:


Watch Steph Kapela Body DJ Khaled’s ‘Wild Thoughts’ (Video)

He’s part of this year’s Jump Off Freshmen class and while all eyes are on all of the young fresh emcees on that list to see how they live up to being the representation of the new nu sound (#NuLife) of music in Nairobi, Steph is definitely putting in work.

This ‘Got The Sauce’ rapper has enjoyed a fast rise to fame (at least in our eyes) and has featured on many a television and radio interviews, one of his most recent features being his epic rap battle with Ignition HBR’s Mike Wachira The King Slayer, where let’s just say, he was slain.

Even so, we know he’s got rap skills having watched him go ham on his weekly freestyle sessions (#FreeSteph Fridays) and we know he’s got a great personality from the insane interviews he gives but one thing we also know, is that he can sing!

It’s probably the one thing that sets him apart from the rest of the freshmen and might be the ‘sauce’ on all of his jams, including most recent release ‘Only One’ featuring singer Wendy Kemunto.

Well, watch Steph Kapela flex his vocal skills in an overly plausible rendition of DJ Khaled’s ‘Wild Thoughts’ in the most recent edition of JamHuri Jam Sessions.

Second Edition Of Jamhuri Festival Has A Lot To Offer: Find Out

The second edition of Jamhuri Festival is here! Happening in Nairobi from 12th -16th December, the 5-day long festival will feature Music Performances, Music Business Forum, Instrumentalist Clinic and a Songwriting and PR workshop. All happening at Pine Breeze, in K-South, Eastlands area.

With a special focus on growing the music industry, the festival is this year offering upcoming musicians with a chance to learn from, and interact with some of most accomplished experts in Kenya’s music industry.

The forums and workshops are tailored to educate attendees on core areas of music business, songwriting and PR/marketing.

A music celebration which will be on Friday 16th of December will no doubt be a night full of fun. The Mcees of the night will be Monsta 1 and Obinna.

Some major artists will also be performing: Sauti Sol, Dempsey, Le Band, Mr. Lenny, Wyre, Shappa Man, Hope Kid, DJ Kafi, Fya Mummah, The Kansoul, Fadhilee, Jimwat, Red Acapella, Amos & Josh, Phy, Ndegz, Serro and Gravitti, among other artistes.

amhuri Festival is a quarterly Kenyan festival established to celebrate and share African talent with the rest of the world. With a base in Nairobi’s Eastlands, K-South area, the festival showcases upcoming musicians on the music sessions dubbed “Jamhuri Jam Sessions”, among other forums, workshops and clinics.

Here’s the calendar of events

Tuesday 13th December

Songwriting and PR workshop facilitated by PR Guru Anyiko Owoko and musicians: Sage, Fena, Chris Adwar and Barbara.

Wednesday 14th December

Music Business Forum facilitated by Basthma.TLC, Fariji, Wangechi, Bensoul and Gitwamba.

Thursday 15th December

Instrumentalist Clinic facilitated by Olive Karmen and Brian Omondi on Drums. Yvan Kwizera on Bass Guitar. Ephy Mwas on Keyboards and Tom Olang’o on Guitars.

Friday 16th December

Music Celebration