Mdundo's November Mixer: A Night of Rhythmic Revelry at Two Grapes
29 November 2023
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Writer: Branice Nafula
On the 9th of November 2023, the vibrant beats and soulful melodies of the Kenyan music scene converged at Two Grapes on George Padmore Road for Mdundo's October Mixer. The night was not only a celebration of music but also a testament to the collaborative spirit of the industry. From artists to labels, distributors to media representatives, the who's who of the Kenyan music world came together for an unforgettable evening.
Mdundo, the leading African music streaming platform, was well-represented by its CEO, Martin Neilsen. Alongside him were key figures in the company, including A&R Head Shyqo Koinange and dedicated staff members Olave Orawo, Agnes Opondo, Esther Faith Wanjiru, Morris Hafare, Christine Kitui, Kenneth Kiplagat, and the Social Media and Marketing Manager Imani Faith among others. Their presence underscored Mdundo's commitment to fostering a thriving musical ecosystem.
The stage at Two Grapes was graced by an array of talented artists, each bringing a unique flavour to the mix. Collo, Vicmass Luodollar, Bmixx, Blu Lace 16, IMA, Njerae, Ruguru, Yaro B, Ambarrack Ohumar, Aurie, Marcus Garvey, and Liveha delivered electrifying performances that had the crowd on their feet. The diversity of genres, from hip-hop to Gengetone, showcased the richness of Kenya's musical landscape.
Labels and Distributors Unite
Representatives from prominent labels and distributors added a layer of industry sophistication to the event. Taurus (Playgroup), Tamasha, Ziiki, and Black Market Records were present, highlighting the collaborative efforts between Mdundo and these key players in promoting and distributing Kenyan music.
Media Spotlight: Capturing the Essence of the Night
The October Mixer drew attention from major media outlets, with People Daily's Alfayo Junior, Pulse Live's dynamic duo Muthoni Irungu and Judy Sheila, and Maureen Kasuku from Kenyabuzz capturing the essence of the night. Their coverage will undoubtedly amplify the impact of the event and contribute to the continued growth of the Kenyan music industry.
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Lwky Studio's Presence: A Glimpse into the Production Realm
KK from Lwky Studio, a notable figure in the production realm, added an extra layer of depth to the event. His presence hinted at the collaborative efforts between artists and producers that contribute to the sonic magic we experience in the final tracks.
A Night to Remember
Mdundo's October Mixer at Two Grapes was not just a musical event; it was a celebration of unity within the Kenyan music industry. The convergence of artists, labels, distributors, media representatives, and production maestros underscored the collective commitment to elevating Kenyan music on the global stage. As the beats echoed through the night, it became evident that the future of Kenyan music is not only bright but also harmonious, fueled by the collaborative spirit that pulsates through the industry.