Fun, immense talent at the Sondeka festival: PHOTOS - Daily Nation

Night of fun and explosive talent at the Sondeka festival : PHOTOS

Saturday September 12 2015

Giovani from Uganda play the flute and drums.
Giovani from Uganda play the flute and drums. PHOTO| THOMAS RAJULA
Singer Nonku Phiri, from South Africa. PHOTO|
Singer Nonku Phiri, from South Africa. PHOTO| THOMAS RAJULA
Mandela from Sarabi introducing Bengatronics on
Mandela from Sarabi introducing Bengatronics on stage. PHOTO| THOMAS RAJULA
John Kithiki, lead guitarist and vocalist for
John Kithiki, lead guitarist and vocalist for Bengatronics. PHOTO| THOMAS RAJULA
Mwalimu Gregg Tendwa (background, right) with
Mwalimu Gregg Tendwa (background, right) with other members of Bengatronics. PHOTO| THOMAS RAJULA
Slim MC presenting his one of his poems. PHOTO|
Slim MC presenting his one of his poems. PHOTO| THOMAS RAJULA
Platinum Dance Crew showing their moves. PHOTO|
Platinum Dance Crew showing their moves. PHOTO| THOMAS RAJULA
Liz Kilili, founder of Sondeka Festival, speaks
Liz Kilili, founder of Sondeka Festival, speaks to the audience. PHOTO| THOMAS RAJULA
Makadem of Santuri Band on stage. PHOTO| THOMAS
Makadem of Santuri Band on stage. PHOTO| THOMAS RAJULA

The much awaited Airtel Sondeka festival opened Friday night at the Elephant, on Kanjata Road, Groganville Estate. This year, the festival is running on the theme #WeAreTheOnes. Creatives (artists and innovators) are the ones championing the Creative revolution not only for wealth and job creation but also to address societal challenges.

The festival, currently in its third edition, is the brainchild of Chief Mechanic at Garage Creatives, Liz Kilili.

Uganda’s MC Slim used his voice control in variation to perform poetry, mixed with musical interludes to suit delivery of his different messages: political statements, empowerment and love.

Platinum Dance Crew from Kibera, put on a high octane dance exhibition that had MC David Mureithi jokingly claim he was Kenya’s breakdance champion, back in 1984.

Santuri Band’s Makadem had the opportunity of sharing the stage with Sonku Phiri, deejays Ay and  Issak, Giovani Kiyingi and Mim Suleiman.

Bengatronics band then stole the show after being introduced by Sarabi Band, who warmed up the fans for them.

The festival continues Saturday and Sunday, at the Nairobi Arboretum.

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