“Some of the most exquisite music coming out ofAfrica today. Sublime and peaceful.” – Zina Saro-Wiwa, BBC Presenter
Kinobe and his acoustic band, The African Sensation, share the traditional sounds of Uganda and the African continent, performing on a wide variety of traditional acoustic instruments. These artists are the new vanguard of Ugandan performers representing the inspired synthesis of African roots and global fusion.Here's what a recent presenter had to say:
"This was the real deal! …Kinobe was as gracious off stage as on, no ego, no high maintenance. He was a consummate professional …and what a show! The audience was mesmerized, and dancing their collective booties off. The musicianship was the highest caliber and the band played tighter than two sizes too small pantyhose. To say the band was a hit at the Islands Folk Festival is an understatement, they ended up being the top selling CD artist for the entire Festival".
- Robert McCourty,Artistic Director, Cowichan Folk Guild, Islands Folk Festival
Driving polyrhythms underlay transcendent melodies; traditional African instruments – koras, kalimbas, adungus, endongos, ngonis, balaphon and drums– come together to prove, once again, that music is the most beautiful, universal language. Kinobe and his band are committed to bringing love and joy to people around the world, using music as a voice to create peace and to champion a better future for children everywhere.
"One Longfellow Square was very pleased to present Kinobe in our venue. Their genuine warmth with the crowd, impressive musicality and overall enthusiasm created a truly enjoyable and memorable evening for our audiences. The accolades are still arriving and we look forward to bringing this engaging group back."
- Tom Rota, One Longfellow Square, Portland ME
"AWESOME! One of the most memorable shows we've had." - Mark Mangold, The Nightcat
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What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 240 minutes
Concerts range from elegant, intimate acoustic solo shows featuring Kinobe on vocals, kora, kalimba, balaphon, endongo and more.
Trio concerts include percussion and adungu 2 backup vocalists-these concerts can be concert experiences, stories and songs from Uganda, cultural and African Music Experiences, or simply music to move to-great for concert halls/ festivals /educational outreach and residency work.
Kinobe offers a wide range of workshop opportunities for all ages and levels. Kalimba, kora, drumming and dance, singing workshops and even string ensemble or string quartet feagturing Kinobe on kora or kalimba. these workshops can be stand alone offerings or packaged together to be part of a culminating performance or conference closing event.
Kinobe can supply his own sound and tech for audiences under 500-please contact us for tech info for festival and concerts
Kinobe can work with your sound man or for audiences under 500 provide his own sound
Sets vary using a wide variety of instruments and to suite the event. Please listen to Kinobe's online samples to get an idea of his sound and depth of sound, The website is also very helpful.
You are most welcome to call his agent: Margie T. Farmer 410-374-9059 firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options
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