Music concerts in Kenya have evolved through the years with 2019 being one year that artistes are going all out to ensure that revelers get value for their Money.
Reggae sensation Jah Cure borrows Maasai Culture to spice up his Performance at Umoja Splash Festival (Photos)
Maasai Culture to the world
On Saturday, the King of Lovers Rock, Jah Cure who was headlining the much Anticipated Umoja Splash Festival wooed the crowd after he opted to borrow the Maasai Culture to spice up his performance.
At 2 am, Jah Cure got on stage fully dressed in Maasai attire, in the company of 6 Maasai warriors who performed their famed “Adumu Dance” (adumu- traditional Masai jumping dance).
For the performance of Adumu, the 6 Maasai men formed a circle, with one of them getting inside it as they jumped. As high as possible, as smooth as possible, as elegant as possible.
The Maasai warriors dominated the better part of Jah Cure’s first set of Performance. This was my favorite part of the night. The way reggae fans had ditched their blankets to battle with the Nairobi cold, Jah Cure did not disappoint at all and he was worth the wait.
He delivered a 2-hour stellar performance that kept the crowd jumping on their feet as he sang; Before I leave, Wake Up, Pretty Face, Rasta, All of Me, That Girl, Never Find, Call on Me.
King of Lovers Rock
There was no space at the venue due to the number of fans that had turned up for the event (Sold Out).
Branded the “King of Lovers Rock” Jah Cure is one of the biggest reggae artist in Kingston Jamaica and Kenya welcomed him with open arms.
Days before the concert he toured different tourism attraction sites and participated in a clean-up exercise in Mihango, Kayole.
The show was curtain raised by a number of Kenyan artists among them; KRG The Don, Alvindo, Sol Generation’s first born Bensoul, Bundocks Gang, Donte, Kevin Brown, Natty Konshanz and the Lion Cornerstone band, Mighty Zionites, who prepared the stage for the main act of the night.
The MC of the night at the Umoja Splash Festival was MC Phillipo. On the Decks a number of DJ’s kept the crowd entertain among them; DJ Teargas, DJ Moh Spice, Muzikal Sheriff, Dee Jay Dii, Natty Bwoy, Mantel big Boss, Double Trouble, DJ Allad, Stevo Junior, Teddy Jam among others.
The concert was also graced by a number of Kenyan Celebrities among them; Talia Oyando, Boniface Mwangi, Chipukeezy, Kartelo, Wilbroda, MC Alandoz, Femi One, KRG the Don, Havoc, Miss Katiwa, Abdi Omari, just to mention a few.
Jah Cure will be making 10 stops in various cities across the globe as part of his Royal Soldier Tour. In Africa the Jamaican act will only visit Kenya and Seychelles.
JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!
Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or: