Elly Gitau & Kanyiri Wahito
Kenyan duo of Nina Ogot & Winyo are set to take their soulful and bluesy rhythms to Rwanda and participate in the third instalment of Afrogroov’s critically acclaimed Live & Unplugged Kigali music series.
In the past five years, Afrogroov has consistently introduced world class musical events and boundary-pushing creative activities to a Rwandan audience as they embarked on a nomadic journey across different venues.
They aim to add vibrancy to Kigali city by creating platforms for high quality musical performances while serving the needs of a niche audience that seeks world-class entertainment while unearthing musical discovery in the capital.
Nina Ogot & Winyo are following the footsteps set by luminary artistes and world-class pan international, singer/songwriters and musicians such as Thais Diarra from Mali/Senegal, Keziah Jones and Nneka from Nigeria, Joss Stone from the UK and Rwanda’s cultural custodian and music legend Cecile Kayirebwa.
Winyo & Nina Ogot participation at the Live & Unplugged Kigali live music series is an outcome from Ongea! 2017 – The Eastern Africa music summit that focuses on introducing Eastern Africa music acts to newer markets.
The organisers behind Ongea 2017 and Afrogroov share a common objective of promoting Eastern Africa authentic sounds. Ongea! is held annually in Nairobi and hosts up to four festival bookers who then identify the entertainment acts they are interested in booking.
The annual four-day summit is keen on creating synergies within the regional music industry through a trade exhibition, knowledge exchange industry panels and artiste showcases.