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Discussion + Mini - Concert: On Benga - Kenya's Signature Genre, Dec. 7 2017 @ Alliance Française Terrace

Date: December 7, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française Terrace
Time: 6.30 pm
Entry: Free

A discussion organized by FLEE, a cultural engineering platform dedicated to the documentation and enhancement of hybrid cultures, that is at the same time a record label, a publishing house and an exhibition curator.

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Benga - Skank / Dose

When most kids his age were getting ready to sit their GCSE double science, young Adegbenga Adejumo was releasing his debut 12″ on the now legendary Big Apple Records. 104 more words



​“Ayayee, itera adhi ane Kisumo! Kisumo, ber Kisumo…” (Wow, please take me I see Kisumu! Kisumu is beautiful, Kisumu…) This is my ringtone. My veins pulsate with joy when I hear this song by the famous Dholuo singer, Suzanna Owiyo. 1,381 more words

Makadem & Behr / Nyako / On The Corner

Makadem is a Benga musician, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Some of you may know him from a previous 12, released as part of Auntie Flo & Esa`s laudable Highlife Project (which now goes for crazy money on the `Cogs). 153 more words

Dr Rob

Benga and Luo traditions

Benga, a Kenyan dance music, first emerged within the Luo community during the late 1960s. The genre has provided many Kenyans with a malleable platform that connects with the traditional ethnic poetic and musical sensibilities that have been resilient in both rural and urban Luo life. 76 more words

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Diary of an Afro Warrior — Benga — W.A.C.#2

My thoughts

Dubstep. Put yourself back in 2008 for a moment; the genre is established but not mainstream. It’s a different sound, a combination of the heavy drum and bass, grime and the rather mellow, electronic, reggae-esque dub. 540 more words