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February 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

It was in December 2008 that band leader Jeroen Visser (Switzerland) found himself jamming with Mesele Asmamaw (Ethiopia) and Fabien Duscombs (France) in various venues in the Ethiopian music Mecca, the Kazanchis district. The inescapable electricity that owed whilst jamming led them to form Trio Kazanchis, an ode to the district that has brought and continues to bring together many talented musicians and dancers.

With Fabien holding down beats from a vast directory of lively grooves, multi-instrumentalist Jeroen adding a spirit of experimentation and punk rebellion, blended with Mesele’s mastery and innovation on the traditional krar, the result was a psychedelic tinged jazz funk.

Later they were joined by Endris Hassen, one of the best masenqo (a single-stringed bowed lute) players in Ethiopia and Trio Kazanchis was extended as Trio Kazanchis +1.

The band will be in Nairobi for a one-off performance en route to the Sauti za Busara Festival in Zanzibar and will be joined by bass player Cyril Moulas, thus Trio Kazanchis +2.

With improvisation at the core, the group’s live show will have you dancing and grooving hypnotically. A must for anyone who loves to travel through many worlds in one moment.

in partnership with the Swiss Embassy

Event Details

Date: February 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Venue: Alliance Française de Nairobi
Address: 05 Utalii Lane, Nairobi, Kenya, 00100