Now located in: AFRICA: Kenya Location City: Nairobi Born in: AFRICA: Kenya City: Nairobi Signed up: 25 Aug 2010 03:27 PM Members: Bien-Aime Baraza, Willis Chimano, Delvin Mudigi, Polycarp Otieno Genre: African Acoustic Influences: Fadhili Williams, Daudi Kabaka, Salif Keita and Lokua Kanza Website:http://www.soukous.com/Sauti_Sol
Sauti Sol Biography
The multi-talented Sauti Sol is nothing you have ever experienced before. The African acoustic band consists of 4 members; Bien-Aime Baraza, Willis Chimano, Delvin Mudigi and Polycarp Otieno who met in high school and originally started as an accapella group. When they cleared their O-levels in the year 2005 they decided to take up music professionally. The band is inspired by the choices, consequences and challenges that the Kenyan youth face and the need to revamp the music industry with a different unique sound that cuts across all age groups.
Musically, they are inspired by Fadhili Williams, Daudi Kabaka and other established African artists such as Salif Keita and Lokua Kanza. Alliance Francaise in Nairobi has been their haven. They were finalists of the Spotlight on Kenyan Music 2006. They have had several shows at the Alliance Francaise since 2006, and in 2008 April held their first solo-concert at the same venue. The response has been magnificent and overwhelming.
Their music is uniquely soothing and well rounded. Currently the band is working on its highly anticipated debut album produced by Wawesh under the Kenyan “Penya” Label, which will be released on the 12th of December 2008 at the Kenya National Museum. The album is a fusion of African sound with and urban feel; most of the songs are extremely well received when performed live among Sauti's continuously growing fan-base. The album is called “Mwanzo” and features 14 songs, all with their own infectuous vibe and message. Sauti Sol are also part of the Imekubaliwa Creative Artists Network together with upcoming artists like Stan, Dela and Tiffany.
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