Tuesday, 30 December 2014
South African musicians are ahead of Kenya in using music for culture promotion
Majority of local musicians are unable to promote Kenya culture both on
local and international scene using music and yet music is the lonely easy
way of promoting our culture.
Going through tapes which had flooded local market there is nothing to
do with Kenya culture due to one way or another and something needs
to be done today and not the other day.
The first issue is the code of dressing given that some of our so called
top musicians are wearing Western costumes while on the stage something
which is not common with other African musicians eg South Africa and
and West Africa.
For those who had attended Culture Festival in Cape Town South Africa
will agree with me that Kenyans have long way to go as culture promotion
is concern because in Cape Town costumes and code of dressing will tell
you that this is South Africa music.
Apart from that drums and other instruments are fantastic while Kenyans
had forgotten that they play Nile music
In order to guide local musicians apart from music policy dress policy
should also be taken seriously.