Struck by a serious case of writer’s block, I have been allowing myself the luxury of taking my time amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Hope and sadness seem to be inseparable this year. Yet, in the heart of this joint venture, there has been productivity – an output that underscores the inevitability of music to reach […]

In the wake of testing positive for the coronavirus, we have woken up to the news that Cameroonian sax legend Manu Dibango has come to the ground. In a Facebook post shared by Manu’s family, Manu Dibango passed away aged 86 on 24th March 2020 at a hospital just outside of Paris, France. Born in […]

A lovely way to open my new year, and new decade! – is with a Five on Friday featuring my favourite new finds! Seeing as I am not willing to attend any concerts until early next month, I am purposing to look out for joyously hummamble tunes that will get me through the month. Here […]

King Kaka

Kennedy Ombima alias King Kaka is no stranger to popular conscious music nor to the world of spoken word. Thus, when he dropped ‘Wajinga Nyinyi’, his piece echoed the anxieties that a majority of Kenyan youth is experiencing. A channel for political expression, Wajinga Nyinyi worked the corruption scandals of the current regime into sizeable and memorable text.

This is a review of TEFB’s Tom Mboya Edition that went down Saturday 5th October 2019 A damaging political climate between the 1950s and 70s culminated in a number of infamous assassinations. So, when the Too Early for Birds team returned to the stage this past weekend, they brought with them one of these fascinating […]