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Tarrus Riley and Etana in Kenya

Tarrus Riley and Etana in Kenya

Tarrus Riley and Etana in Kenya

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Jamaican artistes thrill Kenyan fans in Nairobi on August 11.

Tarrus Riley in Kenya

Visiting reggae sensation Etana and Tarrus Riley left Kenyan reggae fans in awe after an electrifying performance last Saturday night. Etana who was the first to get on stage after local stars Shamir and Wyre belted out tune after tune from August Town to her famous Blessing backed by Dub Akom. According to Kenya promoter Henry Kioko aka Carlos Kalonji and founder of Beryll Foundation, live reggae shows in Nairobi is maturing. Currently finalizing Wild Love festival for December 7th to 9th this year, he acknowledged Kenyan artistes Shamir and Wyre who shared same stage with Tarrus were raising stars.

Then entered the show stopper Tarrus Riley waving a Kenyan flag as the crowd waved back in Jamaican flags. Constant mention of Kenyan heroes like Jomo Kenyatta made the crowd more wild and so did the sound of the saxophone played by Tarrus band mate, Dean Fraser. “It almost felt like the early 90's listening to Kenya’s first reggae radio Metro FM"; affirms Henry.  The most memorable part of the show was when he played, She's Royal. Both Tarus and Etana left Kenyan fans begging for an encore. Asked which artiste should be next, the crowd shouted Kartel, Sizzla and Popcaan the ‘raving king’.

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Posted by freddy muthusi on 08.22.2012
MAAAADDDDD SHOW IT WAS

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