MP3 Rasta Mombasa - Six Traditional Songs from Kenya
Vibrating percussion and 12 enchanting voices take you on a emotional journey to Kenya''s rich traditions. Feel the powerful spirits of ancient East Africa. Authentic, pure, original, 100% African.
6 MP3 Songs
WORLD: African, EASY LISTENING: Mood Music
The artists of RASTA MOMBASA got their first professional training in acrobatics, circus arts, dance, music and percussion starting at an age of 13 years or even younger. All of these artists once were selected as members of the Kenyan National Ensemble ''Bomas of Kenya'' in Nairobi and therefore got the chance to represent their country at local and international performances.
Our artists represent authentic African heritage by performing a variety of ethnic songs and dances from Kenya wearing traditional attires and playing original instruments.
Rasta Mombasa have always been involved in self-organized community empowerment programs like artistic workshops for the streetkids of Kampala, Uganda and Mombasa and Nairobi, Kenya, the Panafrican Movement Celebrations in Uganda or weekly free of charges shows at the Bombolulu Handicraft and Culture Centre for the Handicapped People at Kenya''s Coast in Mombasa.
Rasta Mombasa founded and run an African Culture Centre ''Nyumba ya Magaoni'' near Mombasa , where people from all over the world who are interested in traditional as well as modern African culture could exchange views and knowledges, where the up-and-coming young acrobats and dancers could be trained, an open house for guests and travellers and the headquarters and home from where the artists could start their tours abroad.
Rasta Mombasa taught youths and adults the arts of acrobatics, dance and percussion during animation programmes of international hotels in Africa as well as during cultural exchange/integration programmes in Europe (e.g. Circus Colourful City, Nijmegen, NL; Circafrica, Paris, F, Int. Street Festival, Liverpool, UK).
History of the Company
''Rasta Mombasa International Acrobats Troupe from Kenya'' originated from the two artists companies ''Jambo Mambo International Acrobats Troupe Ltd.'' and ''Ukunda Cultural Dancers Ltd.'' previously registred in Kenya. In order to display the full range of their various artistic skills on the first self-organized and self-financed tour abroad - the ''Out of Africa Summer Tour 2001'' - the groups selected six acrobats which are also traditional dancers and percussionists.