Roots International and Thursday Nite Live – Nairobi wishes farewell to our wonderful audience and staff at J’s as we celebrate our final concert at J’s Fresh Bar & Kitchen
Look for us at an alternative venue in 2020 and hopefully we will see you in the rest of our concerts in December.
This week we feature the roots fusion of Fadhilee. Check out his profile and video links below.
Fadhilee is a Kenyan Worldmusic artiste collaborating with other artists, in an effort to produce innovative shows and be able to share and put into practice his knowledge for the development of the Arts scene in Africa.
His music fetches influence from an old style of Kenyan guitar music played with thumb and index on the right hand called OMUTIBO. This style is influenced directly by the traditional music of the Luhya region of Kakamega in western Kenya where his father is originally from.
Fadhilee just released a new 10 track album KWETU (directly translated-HOME) which promises a touch and twist of Omutibo fingerstyle in songs like, We dont know, Kwetu, Shombo, Mama, and Flora. The album also features percussive original luyha Isukuti tunes in bonus tracks that will make your listening experience a journey of discovering old local nuggets incorporated into his music to tell the story of KWETU.
He has staged his music in East Africa, Ghana, Scandinavia, Greece, Germany, Switzerland, among more. He is the founder of Fadhilees garage a monthly concert at his garage as well as founder of the Annual multicultural Utam Festival. He is the African Brand ambassador for SWINTI Swiss made watches as of July 2017.
Catch a listen and glimse of Fadhilee in links below
Js Fresh Kitchen accepts reservations so please make a reservation for a table should you know you will be coming for dinner.
The number for reservations is 0707612585.
Js Westlands is a 23 years and older venue.
The show starts promptly at 8.30pm so tables are held till 8pm after which they are opened to other customers