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Wednesday, October 03, 2007
NYOTA NDOGO na KURT NILSEN FEB 2004 PINGILIKANI KILIFI KENYA
Mkumbusho kweli kweli,this was broadcast live in 2004 for Norwegian tv's TV2.It was a fundraising program for PLAN Kenya. It was like midnight ,the stage was under this huge old mango
Kurt Nilsen had just won World Idol 2004 earlier in the yearFrode Alnaes on guitar na Shutu on percussion.The song as Kurt had wrote it was originaly about the dispair he felt on seeing a third world country for the first time 'slums as soon as you leave the airport' but in the rehersals Nyota turns the song around 'pole pole utafika'.It was amazing to be there on the hills outside Kilifi satalite dish beaming the show live round the world,Nyota also sang a song with the Norwegian jazz singer Silji.Anyway found the video on You Tube and got an excuse to post some pixs from that day.
The photos are all a bit mixed up my favourite is of Mbarak Nyota's child who was only a few months old but already a hit with the girls
Born in Mombasa,Kenya Nyota Ndogo has been collecting fans of her eclectic East African sound for over 4 years now.She has 3 cd's released under her name CHEREKO,NATOKA MBALI NA WEWE,MPENZI.She has also featured on 3 international compelations WORLD 2003, THE ROUGH GUIDE TO KENYA and OFF THE BEATEN TRACK.She is also holder of two Kenya Kisima Music Awards:Best Taraab Singer 2003.Best Female Singer 2005