Kenyan Afro-pop musician Ayrosh is set to perform at the Folk Fusion event on 1st November at 910 James Gichuru.
The fourth edition of Folk Fusion will also feature other musicians that include Ambasa Mandela (previously of Sarabi Band), Enoque Wambua and up and coming Afro-jazz band Heritage Music.
Advance Tickets for the event are available for 1000 shillings at mookh.com.
Speaking about the event, Ayrosh said “Folk Fusion is a way of thinking, of being in the future but not forgetting the past. I imagine an Afrofuturistic experience where people will show up in African attires, and are going to leave feeling inspired and proud to be African.”
Ayrosh will perform old school mugithi jams and brand new music at the event on Friday 1st November. There will also be plenty of authentic Kenyan food and drinks served by Fresh at the event location.
Folk Fusion was founded in 2016 and has featured Gikuyu classics by Kenyan music legends Joseph Kamaru, John Ndichu, and Rift Valley Brothers on stage, but with a funky modern twist. Previous editions of the event featured Gikuyu ambassador Kwame Rigii, nyatiti musician Daniel Onyango and Afro-pop group Octave Band.
Ayrosh is a Kenyan musician that is known for fusing mugithi music and with popular genres such as pop, R&B, reggae, and EDM. Since his first single Wendo in 2016, Ayrosh has collaborated with celebrated Kenyan musicians Mutoriah, Kwame Rigii, Ythera and Waithaka Ent. The musician has also graced numerous stages in Nairobi including Mugithii Festival, Jamhuri Festival, and Africa Nouveau Festival. Ayrosh earned two nominations in 2018 for Best Alternative Artist of the Year at Sondeka Awards and Folk Artist of the Year at Cafe Ngoma Awards. On 14th June 2019, he released Murasta EP with Waithaka Ent, which blends Afro-house beats with Gikuyu, English and Swahili lyrics.