It was the first ever Kenyan radio station to play Neo Soul Music, Capital FM. They breaking new grounds yet again!
The Lounge- one of their shows that comes on Sundays from 10am will now be live on ground bringing a host of both local and international Neo Soul artists in what will be dubbed as ‘The Lounge Unplugged‘
Last month they brought Omar one of the leading neo soul artists based in the UK.
On the 20th, The Lounge unplugged will go pink with Hill St. Soul (pronounced Hill Street Soul)- a a British Soul/RB music duo made up of singer-songwriter Hilary Mwelwa and producer Victor Redwood-Sawyerr. Due to Hilary’s prominent role in the duo and Victor’s preference to stay in the background, fans sometimes think Hilary by herself is Hil St. Soul, but that’s actually the group’s name.The duo is known for their hits, Washed Away, Its a a black thing off the album Black Rose. They have 4 albums so far and believe it or not, Hillary is actually Zambian, born in Lusaka.
The show will be hosted by Chao and Maqbul at the Zen Garden (along Peponi Rd in Lower Kabete ) from 6pm. Joining Hill St. on stage will be June Gachui and Kevin Mbugua, 2 up and coming Kenyan artists.
Advance tickets are available at the CapitalFM offices for 1,500 shillings and 2,000 shillings at the gate.
This I must say is a great initiative by Capital Fm and the start of what promises to be an exciting opportunity for many Neo soul lovers in Kenya to experience live performances by some of the great artists in this genre.
Maybe its not such a wild wish to hope that one day artists like Jill Scott, Erykah Badu or Maxwell will perform in Kenya.