A singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and music coach, Michel has been active in the music scene since 2002. With his positive energy and talent, he makes beautiful music that borrows largely from his rich African heritage and blends spectacularly with other music genres from other continents backed with his spectacular guitar chops.
Michel began making music at a tender age with makeshift percussion instruments that he’d make for himself. Having been rendered blind at the age of two, he learnt to overcome this challenge to emerge an artist that is refined in both skill and character.His musical inspiration comes from artists such as Cesaria Evora, Djelimadi Tounkara, Salif Keita, Franco Makiadi, Diblo Dibala, Africando, Muungano choir, Lee Ritenour, Bing Crosby and many others. Michel has released two albums, Sentalain 2007, Mazoea 2012
- Michel Ongaro Live at Blankets and Wine #36
- Tiempo y Silencio – live at J’s bar and kitchen, Nairobi