Reggae legend Alpha Blondy to headline the 27th Edition of Koroga Festival
About Koroga Festival
The Koroga Festival is a celebration of African music, food, art and fashion brought to you in the form of a concert and open boutique market.
Aptly named after the Swahili word meaning “mix,” The Koroga Festival is a great reflection of Kenya’s brilliant and diverse local talent, whilst also attracting leading artists from all over the world through music, fashion, food, and arts.
You are in for a treat, a really big one that you won’t know what hit you. One of the world’s biggest reggae stars, Ivorian born Alpha Blondy will be headlining the 27th edition of Koroga Festival, on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at Two Rivers Mall Grounds, Nairobi.
Since his first success in the 1980s with the pan-African hit “Opération Coup De Poing (Brigadier Sabari),” the Ivorian superstar born, Seydou Koné, has managed to successfully take his unique form of reggae to music fans across the globe and is adored by fans all over including those who are lovers of other music genres. “Brigadier Sabari,” was an account of Blondy‘s run-in with an Abidjan police street raid in which he was nearly beaten to death. It was the first time a West African artist had dared to mention police brutality in public.
He’s best-known as the French-speaking reggae singer, but that hasn’t stopped him from expressing himself in the language of his roots, Dioula, as well as the language of Bob Marley, English.
Those who are already familiar with the artist’s discography won’t be surprised by this confirmation of his faith: Jah Glory (Glory to God) claimed the title of his first record, while Jerusalem the holy city was the name of his fourth. Spirituality has always been very much present in him. Alpha Blondy was born to a Muslim mother and a Christian father but was brought up by a grandmother “who taught him to love everyone”. Blondy’s respect for all religions and the spirituality he derives from them can be heard on some of his songs.
He will be joined on stage by Kenya’s finest dance hall artists Redsan and Wyre at the 27th Edition of Koroga Festival. The Koroga Festival, an event that is held every 3 months courtesy of Capital FM Kenya, celebrates all things African, from music to fashion and so much more. Its a must attend. We are going Cocody Rock at Koroga this September with Africa’s Finest Brigadier Sabari.
Log onto http://www.korogafestival.co.ke/ for more details on how to get your hands on tickets. Tune into Capital 98.4 FM, your best mix of music, for your chance to win tickets across the day.
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