Salif Keita live in Kenya, 14th Oct, 2010

He is often referred to as the Golden Voice of Africa and on 14th of October at the Carnivore, we will attest to that.

A moment captured with Salif Keita

Yes, Salif Keita will be in town for a one night show in Nairobi. He has performed in Kenya only once before courtesy of Alliance Francaise. This time round, he will perform thanks to Sauti Sol and Iddi Achieng from 8pm till midnight.

As I mentioned while reviewing his latest album ‘La Difference'(see review on right column), I did get a chance to meet him in person early this year though by pure co-incidence. Now it seems, I will have the chance to experience his music Live.

I must however say that the cost is slightly prohibitive and might just draw a certain type of crowd and elicit  the same comment that a friend made last night after watching a clip of the Baaba Mal concert that was early last week at the Louise Leakey auditorium, “Kwani its only Wazungu who go for these events” I had no comment on that. Tickets will go for Ksh. 2,500 and Ksh. 3,000 at the door(not sure if they are inclusive of dinner)

In other concert related news, I am reliably informed that the Sierra Jazz Safari that was slotted for 10th Oct featuring Jonathan Butler has been post phoned to Sunday 7th Nov,2010.

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