KENGE KENGE ORUTU SYSTEM was formed 1996 and symbolise all that is great about African traditional music. They are the guardians and masters of an ancient but living tradition- Breathing new life into Kenyas Luo musical roots, continuing its evolution from the hand made instruments of the past.
Kenge Kenge lyrical arrangement reflects lots of Influence from popular acoustic origins of Benga musical style and embrace their Luo heritage. The group thorough mastery of the traditional Luo orutu fiddle and Nyatiti lyre has spearheaded a new way and approach to how these aged old instruments are played much to the appreciation of contemporary audiences.
Characterized by often racy and compact instrumentation, Kenge Kenge s music infectiously invites one to the dance floor.
The word Kenge Kenge roughly translate as a medley fusion of small exhilarating ecstatic instruments
Kenge kenge has had numerous invitations regionally and beyond the high seas among them
Womad festival UK
Way out festival-Sweden
Smithsonian Folk Life Festival in Washington Dc 2014
Rainforest Festival Malaysia
Catch a glimpse and listen to Kenge Kenge in the following vido links
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