ARTIST NAME | Makadem
Photography by © metta metta ART
Suzanna Owiyo Album Launch | 2010
Spotlight on Kenya Music | Nairobi | 2015
Sawa Sawa Festival | 2012
Copenhagen | 2011
Blankets & Wine Festival | 2010
Thursday Nite Live @ Choices | 2011
LINKS | Makadem
Makadem | WEBSITE | One World |
Makadem | WEBSITE | Ketebul |
International BOOKING | OneWorld
Kenya BOOKING | Ketebul
Makadem | FACEBOOK | OneWorld
Makadem | FACEBOOK | Ketebul
Makadem | TWITTER |
Makadem | REVERBNATION |
Makadem | SOUNDCLOUD | OneWorld
Makadem | SOUNDCLOUD | Ketebul
Makadem | iTUNES |
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ABOUT | Makadem
“Clamed to be “Kenyas Fela Kuti”, his songs speaks of the fluid nature of modern African culture. With a deep understanding of his roots and the ongoing politics., he demonstrate the fusion that is at the heart in African identity. Makadems excellent musical sense, charm and humor, contributies to any stage with an amazing presence.
Makadem is a specialist in Benga music, a style that is arguably the most distinctive sound to have come out of Kenya’s 70 years of creating urban music. Benga spread from the shores of Lake Victoria in the west where Makadem was born. His music is full of tradition and with a lot of story telling.
The Nairobi based musicians, is a tight gospel singing band, grovy and swinging and completely syncked with the precise direction of their bandleader, giving Makadem total freedom of improvisation on stage.
Keyboardplayer and percussionist Shadrack Makau, bass player Chao Otieno and drummer Mathew Matix make everything groove. Guitarist John Mutombo is a Congolese Jimmy Hendrix. Rappers, Jazz pianists, Cuban hornsections and Latin and Arabic percussionists, have added to the international shows. Each musician on stage with Makadem, adds with his own musical personality.
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 Cannes Film Festival, to being a headname of Mexicos Ollin Kan Festival, performing for 40.000 guests, he has taken the audience with storm.
MAKADEM IS A NEWBORN AFRICAN SUPERSTAR!”