MAKADEM (Kenya)

Makadem photos ©by Paulo Da Costa 

Makadem

Makadem´s new album KOKO RIO was released on Janyary 10th 2015, and is awarded for AFRIMA AWARDS (All African Music Awards) 2015. It has been called Makadem´s best release so far, following the international successes album “Ohanglaman” released by Ketebul Musc, and his single “Obama be thy Name”

Claimed to be “Kenyas Fela Kuti”, his songs speaks of the fluid nature of modern African culture. With a deep understanding of his roots and the ongoing politics., he demonstrate the fusion that is at the heart in African identity. Makadems excellent musical sense, charm and humor, contributies to any stage with an amazing presence. Makadem uses traditional dance elements along with the ones of Hip Hop or Youruba styles, and has created his own vibrant personal dance styles, that has inspired audiences all over the world.


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OHANGLAMAN

Kenyan superstar Makadem mixes Hip Hop with the sounds of Afro fusion laced with Luo traditional Ohangla drums, Nyatiti beats mixed with Western rhythms. Bestseller in East Africa the year of release.

Ketebul Music 2007

KOKO RIO

On Makadem´s new album we have invited musicians from Congo, Ghana and Cuba to groove with the `Kenyan Fela Kuti´ on this funky energetic album. 

Produced by Richard Plougmann & Carolina Vallejo

One World Records 2015

 


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