As part of the Thursday Nite Live @ Choices series
Roots International presents Makadem(KE) & Giovanni Kiyingi (UG)
A powerful collaboration
Giovanni Kremer Kiyingi is a world-music, afro-fusion, folk music artist based in Uganda. A multi-instrumentalist and vocalist he blends early and current generation music and rhythms. Kiyingi plays many traditional instruments from Uganda such as Adungu, Endere, Engoma, Akogo, Madiinda, and from West Afica the Djembe, Calabash Malian- flute along with playing the acoustic guitar.
Makadem has become one of Kenya’s most prominent contemporary artists. Every where he has perfomed, from Danish school classes, opening for Seun Kuti, to opening of The Cannes Film Festival, or being headname at Mexicos Ollin Kan Festival performing for 40.000 guests, or in Canada for 200.000, he has taken the audiences with storm. Simply because he is one of a kind, and yet speaks the universal language of good music. His personality is the one that can transmit messages to small and large crowds alike. Pure energy!