I think I have been living under a rock, I just got to learn about this group ‘Just a Band’ this week.
Just A Band is a Kenyan house/funk/disco band whose career was launched with their debut album, Scratch To Reveal, in 2008. Their music has explored various musical directions such as, but not limited to jazz, hip-hop, disco and electronica.
The band are also notable for their DIY aesthetic. In addition to writing, recording and engineering their music, the band creates their own music videos, packaging and promotional items and establishing a strong web and blog presence, referencing elements from virtual band like Gorillaz and incorporating anime and animation, illustration and photography in their visual campaigns.
They will, FOR THE FIRST TIME and in Kenya, have a LIVE Concert at Electropulco, marking the opening party for the KwaniLitFest, friday August 1st from 8.30pm(Acapulco, Muthithi Rd, westlands) Entrance Charges are Ksh. 200.
Out of all the songs I saw/heard namely, Maisha, Fly and Lalalalala, I love the latter most. I don’t know if its coz of the choice of language(its in pure Swa) and also the afrofusion feel to it. ah! I give them props for this(again am not all that into electronica and Disco, but I will dance, heehehheh)
Watch the video here as you prepare to come watch them Live and hopefully grab one of the free cds they’ll be throwing to the crowds.