RAW MUSIC INTERNATIONAL clips and out-takes from Kenya
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An outtake from the Raw Music pilot episode shot in Kisumu, Kenya: Producers all over the world have been using the cheap and easy Fruity Loops software to make beats (including Rick Ross’ producer of choice Lex Luger, chronicled in this breathless but well meaning NY Times article). This is true in Kisumu as well—the guys at Urban Music use almost the exact same setup (cheap laptop, pirated software) to make their music as some of the most famous American stars. Watch technology cut the gap between west and the rest at startling speed in this clip.
This video features outtakes from the pilot. we’re kicking it with Kisumu reggae darlings “the conscious youths” outside of a club called Sunspot in the kondele slum, Kisumu, Kenya. The place is extremely popular with people from the area, but they’re not always cool with cameras. Thankfully our man ranking t has strange sway with the owner, and he got us in. His partner in the band, Roy Captain, used the occasion to debut a rap/raggamuffin joint sung in Luo (the tribal language in the area, one that is rarely used in popular music because of its limited range). Ok!
Olima Anditi performs the beautiful song “Apoli” live at home (Manyatta slum, Kisumu, Kenya), December 31, 2010.
Lyn Jay, one of Kenya’s hardest female rappers, tells a bit of her story. Hear the heavy jam “Ni Kubaya” right below this clip.
Yo! Long time. My homie Dozze KILLS a freestyle about life as an underground rapper in Kenya. Check it and learn something!
How to Eat Tilapia: Fresh Fish Lakeside, Kisumu, Kenya
Check Peter Logono, a struggling Turkana refugee making a living playing music on the highway between Uganda and Kenya.
My man Bryo, aka Soul Afriq, is one of the most talented musicians I know. Check him playing an original song in Kisumu, Kenya
Check the opening sequence to our pilot episode, shot in Kisumu Kenya. The dope beat is made by Kisumu rapper/producer LaFam, using a sample from a traditional nyatiti we recorded out in the villages one day. Raw Music, keepin it innovative…
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Raw Music tried to throw a huge party deep in the Kisumu ghetto, full of great artists. Unfortunately, the crowd averaged 4 years old in age. Makes for good TV…