Sawa Sawa Festival 2011 featuring Fally Ipupa 28th – 29th May at Carnivore Gardens

They have brought African Greats such as Hugh Masekhela, Mhotella Queens, Baaba Maal, Yossour N’dour and Reggea Kings like Black Uhuru, Culture and Gregory Isaacs, this time round, they are bringing the latest Lingala sensation, Fally Ipupa who is re-defining Lingala.

I first came to know Fally was through his unusual but interesting song Bizking.Fr featuring Olivia  which mixes Lingala and RnB sang in Congolese and English. The song set him apart from other Lingala artists and I guess now we can say goodbye to Koffi Olominde being the King of Lingala.

Sawa Sawa seems to be reducing on the international artist lineup that they have been known to offer during their annual festival especially for the Reggae fans. It seems the reggae fans have been mis-behaving too much in the previous events with weed being smoked like  the world was coming to an end. I went for one event when the group Black Uhuru was performing and I got high just inhaling the smoke in the air!(let me not digress too much).

The event will be on Saturday, May 28 at 6:30pm – May 29 at 6:30pm at the Carnivore Grounds, in Langata.

The artist lineup includes: Daddy Owen, Sauti Sol, Sarakasi Allstars, The Villagers, Maia, Neema, Fena, Muthoni Dq, Amileena, Susan (Gogosimo), Dela, Camp Mulla, Wanjiku Mwaura, Mob Djs, Mcs: Larry Asego, Tero Mdee and Buddha Blaze

Tickets: will be Sat 28th May: 1000 Advance, 1200 Gate, 2500 Vip, Sun 29th May: 500 (Kids Below 12 Free)

Advance Tickets Now Available At :: Tamambo – The Mall, Westlands, Tamambo Tapas – Village Market, Tamambo – Karen Blixen, Carnivore, Concorde Motors – Shell Hurlingham, Jacaranda Motors – Shell Lavington, Sarakasi Dome.

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