SARABI is a unit and they thrive to show the same on stage with music that centers on Social Justice and is the bold voice of the youth. The music itself is electric, engaging, emotional and still hard hitting. With energy as a central element, it is a blend of traditional East African rhythms, Benga and Afro Beat, fused with Rock and Reggae.
In 2013, SARABI released a single Fuata Sheria (Respect the law). The song was SARABIs summary of Kenya at 50 years and highlights major corruption scandals that have never been resolved despite the formation of numerous tribunals.
Their social engagements extend to their own neighborhoods, from teaching kids from the informal settlement of Kibera, to mentorships for kids in the ghettos or as they call it, The Humble Kingdom.
In 2016 a documentary film about SARABI, their story and their music, titled Music is Our Weapon was premiered. It is a film about the power of music as a tool for social change. SARABI have recently been appointed as the Kenyan Ambassadors for African Artists Peace Initiative (AAPI).
SARABI have become one of East Africas most popular live bands, performing twice at Sauti Za Busara Festival in Zanzibar, Selam Festival in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, Bayimba International Festival in Kampala Uganda, DOADOA Cultural Market in Jinja Uganda, Tanzanias East African Vibes Concert hosted by Culture and Development East Africa (CDEA) in Dar es Salaam and Karibu Music Festival in Bagamoyo Tanzania.
SARABI had a successful 2015 summer tour in Europe performing at Africa Oyé Festival in Liverpool UK in June and Roskilde Festival in Denmark in July. SARABI was a Showcase Performer at the World Music Expo (WOMEX) in Budapest Hungary in October 2015. In 2017 had a successful Spring tour gracing ISFit in Norway. Performing at clubs Atlas, Huset, Global CPH and Klaverfabrikken in Denmark, SELAM Festival Sweden.
After taking a break for two years, and the departure of their former lead singer, Sarabi is back with a new vibe, a new face and ready to conquer.
Take a listent to the group in the following video 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