Maureen and Mungai:
Muthoni (right) is one of the most talented singers, songwriters, poet and performer to hit the East African music scene. Using a blend of rhythms, Muthoni's music is a collection of conscious messages informed by the urban African experience. Her running commentary on Afro- politics, Love, Relationships and New Spirituality, delivered in song and a type of spoken poetry called "Floems" is entertaining and awakening.
Other performers included Valerie Kimani: the stunning, fresh new face of world music, her debut album 'Baisikeli' reflects her jazzy influences while its maturity is reminiscent of Cesaria Evora with a youthful energy; and Hellon: East Africa's premier Jazz recording saxophonist.
Thank you to Shane Solanki for sponsoring Kshs 3,000/- for festival entrance costs and also to the angellic Muthoni Ndonga for comping the rest.