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KENGE KENGE:

Kenge Kenge (their name means "fusion of small, exhilarating instruments,") explore the origins of benga, a style popular in Kenya the way rumba is in Congo or highlife is in Nigeria.

This is roots music from the JoLuo community of Western Kenya, with lyrical arrangements that reflect influences from the popular Benga pop-music style. Dense textures of rhythm and chant are overlaid with an unusual assortment of self-made traditional instruments: Nyatiti lyre, Bul drums, the Nyangile sound box, Ongeng’o metal rings, Asili flute, and the Oporo horn. But the singing is in fact the central event, and it is strong and generous, full of character and contrast.

In addition to tremendous popularity in their home region, Kenge Kenge have toured to Norway, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, and will continue bringing their irresistible dance music and celebration to the world.

ADDITIONAL BIOS:

Eye for Talent, Kenge Kenge Bio  03/01/10
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AUDIO:

Kenge Kenge - 9:17
Introducing Kenge Kenge - 2009

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Amilly - 10:24
Introducing Kenge Kenge - 2009

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VIDEO:

KENGE KENGE


Kenge Kenge: Obama For Change



LINKS & STUFF:

>> "Obama For Change" video (YouTube website)
>> Live at Penang World Music Festival 2008 (YouTube website)
>> Kenge Kenge at Womex 2009 (Mondomix website)


AREAS OF REPRESENTATION:

North America


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PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE :

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PRESS:

Bangor (ME) Daily News, Kenge Kenge gets festival crowd dancing  08/29/10
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Afropop Blog, Kenge Kenge bring Kenyan Luo roots to Lincoln Center  08/15/10
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various, Press Quotes  09/15/09
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