Two Kenyan Musicians Featured on BBCs Africa Beats
Two Kenyan musicians, Christine Kamau and Atemi Oyungu, have been featured on BBC World Services Africa Beats. Africa Beats is an eight-part weekly series of multimedia programs showcasing Africas new musical talents.
Christine Kamau is an afro-jazz trumpeter and composer. She just released her first album, titled This is for You. She has been studying music since the age of 11 and plays trumpet with The Kenya Conservatoire of Music Orchestra and at her local church.
Atemi Oyungu is a soul singer who released her first album titled Hatimaye in 2008 and is currently working on her second album that is expected to be released later this year. She began to attract attention with an all-girl group Intu, and has starred in the Kenyan musical Mo Faya. She has been compared to musical greats like Miriam Makeba and Jil Scott.
Eric Wainaina, also from Kenya, will be featured in the final episode.
Other African musicians featured in Africa Beats are: Sarah Tshila (Uganda), Kidum (Burundi), Ahmed Soultan (Morocco), Carmen Souza (Cape Verde), Vieux Farke Toure (Mali).