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Kayamba

(Whole) South Africa   Members: 10    Share/Link to this page
Dear sir/madam,
I hereby forward to you our request for a promoter to promote our AAfro-fusion band in USA,here is abit of our resent profile.
Kayamba is a vocal based traditional and ethnically inclined ten member band that strives to create a balance between traditional African music and acapella folk music. Our rhythm is mainly Kenyan with a mixture of danceable beats to create a fusion combination that has won great admiration from audiences around Kenya and Africa. The group originally adopted the name Kayamba - kayamba is a percussive instrument (made of dry reeds and seeds) played by many tribes in Kenya. Our main inspiration is the South African group Lady smith Black Mambazo who have received international acclaim for their traditional African style. Our music is folksy, depicting Kenyan social life and traditions. Shortly after its formation, Kayamba participated in several Star search competition/concerts emerging among the top nationally. With a diverse musical background, Kayamba is voted as one of the best group of Afro-fusion and Benga beat in Kenya and Africa .After several years of studying music and composing, we are releasing our debut album ‘Karibu` in very soon. We have proved that our music has what it takes to be categorised with the best of the continent. We were invited to perform at the Festival Mundial in Tilburg, in The Netherlands in June 2003. We played at the Elizabeth Hall in London in September 2005. Our album is currently in the pipeline. We perform mostly in corporate parties and events. The members of the group are:

1)FRANCIS HAVI KEYA Bandleader/leadsinge​r/alto/percussionist​.
2)PATRICK OMBAM Manager/ Alto lead singer/ percussionist
3) PHILLIP O. BOSIRE Tenor lead singer/percussionist​/dancer
4) BRYAN MENYA Bass/percussionist/d​ancer.
5) BURNS K .CHOKWE---Solo guitarist/backup singer
6) MAX MZERERA-------Keyboa​rd/solo lead/backup singer
7) GEORGE N. MUTINDA ------Bass guitarist /drummist
8) ERIC C. MUHATI ---------- Drummer/bass guitarist
9) REDEMTA A OMBAM -------Coordinator/D​ancer
10) FLORENCE W NYAKINYUA--------Dan​cer/makeup.


Style: Our rhythm is mainly Afro-fusion with a mixture of danceable beats to create a fusion combination that has won great admiration from audiences around Kenya and Africa. The group originally adopted the name Kayamba - kayamba is a percussive instrument (made of dry reeds and seeds) played by many tribes in Kenya.

Other Info: Our music is folksy, depicting Africa social life and traditions. Shortly after its formation, Kayamba participated in several Star search competition/concerts emerging among the top nationally.

Last updated: 28/04/2008
  • Email:
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  • Contact: Francis Harvey Keya
  • Phone: 254722215646
  • Near: nairobi mombasa kampala dar esalam

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