Sauti Sol Concludes the Kenyan Edition of Their ‘Live and Die In Afrika Tour’ and Embark On A World Tour
Sauti Sol are set to perform in Mozambique, South Africa and Maputo, as part of the new “Live and Die in Afrika world tour”, an extension of their just-concluded Kenyan edition of Live and Die in Afrika Tour.
Live and Die in Afrika tour is Sauti Sol’s first self-produced concert series and tour, revealing the live performances of all the 15 songs in the Live and Die in Afrika album, among other Sauti Sol hits, while presenting other local talent on the platform.
This is a feat in Kenya’s music industry and a first by any music group or act. Through Sauti Sol’s tour, the Kenyan music industry has witnessed a huge growth and show for potential and support from different stakeholders.
As part of the “Live and Die in Afrika world tour”, Sauti Sol will be performing at Azgo Festival (21st May in Mozambique), Carfax, Johannesburg (27th May in South Africa) and Bushfire Festival (28th May 2016 in Maputo).
After about six weeks of touring Kenya and several months of preparing and working on their acclaimed nationwide Live and Die in Afrika Tour, it concluded in Mombasa last weekend. Hosted at Mombasa Sports Club, the finale tour concert recorded an impressive over 3,000 plus attendees – the highest in the tour venues so far. Kicking off in Nairobi in the launch of the Live and Die in Afrika album, the tour also visited Nakuru, Eldoret, Kisumu and Meru towns – transporting Kenya’s biggest music production and tour of over 90 professionals in music business.
In Mombasa like in most towns, Africa’s Number One Hypeman: DNG played host and mcee alongside DJ Kaffi. KISS FM’s Shaffie Weru and Kalekye Mumo were among surprise guests. Opening acts included Mombasa’s Idd Aziz and Tsunami dancers, among other Mombasa acts. Sauti Sol would later surprise their fans by introducing Kenyan Nigerian-based singer Victoria Kimani to perform in Mombasa for her first time.
Sauti Sol’s performance in Mombasa was electric. It was a spectacular show for their renowned energy and stage synchrony. Backed by their group of dancers: GQ Dancers and the choreographer Chiluba, alongside their 8-man band, they delivered their beloved hit records including Nerea, Live and Die in Afrika, Gentleman, Unconditionally Bae and Shake Yo Bam Bam, among others. The band’s tour stylist Brian Babu dressed them in African-themed outfits by Munga of Monoxrome, Kepha Maina, Yvonne of Afrostreet Collections and feathers by Kapotea.
Written by Sue Watiri