Nairobi Horns Project to perform at the premier screening of ‘Madaraka’ -The Documentary
Nairobi’s music collective, The Nairobi Horns Project (NHP) renowned for their fresh sound and raw energy have taken over Nairobi’s live music scene. The versatile instrumental group has joined One Vibe Africa in support of a new Kenyan Documentary – MADARAKA set to launch in Kenya this September (28th) and will be delivering at a special performance at the Nairobi and Kisumu launch events.
NHP launched their debut EP “Kipepeo” early this year and has worked with One Vibe Africa before as part of the instrumentalists who performed at the Made In Kisumu Festival in Kisumu in October 2015, after which they engaged in collaborative sessions and knowledge sharing with One Vibe in 2016. The group has also worked on projects such as Coke Studio Africa, Safaricom International Jazz Festival and the Nile Project.
‘MADARAKA’ (Swahili for Freedom) highlights the power of culture and need to emphasize on youth empowerment in local communities. The documentary shot in Nairobi and Kisumu spotlights renowned Kenyan artistes: Sauti Sol, Owuor Arunga, Sosuun and Nazizi, Ghanaian artiste Blitz The Ambassador and the founder of Sarakasi Trust, Marion Van Dijck. All the personalities featured in the documentary encourage self-reliance through creative collaboration.
Highlighting several themes including self-empowerment and entrepreneurship, the powerful film produced by One Vibe Africa and Zaki Rose is set to shape the Kenyan narrative locally and abroad.
Check out NHP’s remix of Sauti Sol’s mega hit “Shake Yo Bam Bam”: