Kenyan singer, songwriter and guitarist, Nina Ogot, is set to tour Germany with her band for her latest album ‘Dala’.
Nina is currently preparing for her upcoming tour in Germany in July and August this year.
The talented musician fuses traditional sounds from the Kenyan culture with modern instruments and international styles of music and has done so in her latest album.
‘Dala’ is Nina Ogot’s third album which was recorded in 2019 and means home or house in her mother tongue. For more than a decade, she performed as a trio band until recently in 2018 when a 13 piece band lineup was formed for an event in Cologne, Germany dubbed “Jambo Day” by the Treasures of Kenya Initiative.
Treasures of Kenya Initiative is a nonprofit trust based in Kenya and Germany dedicated to the conservation of Kenya’s natural and cultural heritage.
Nina Ogot moulds her roots into a modern upbeat sound with inspiration from some of Kenya’s older generation of musicians like Daudi Kabaka and Joseph Ngala.
Who is Nina Ogot?
Nina was raised in Nairobi, Kenya and her compositions are a reflection of the major tribes in Kenya. The songstress infuses Western influences into her songs to create a new melodic contemporary sound that represents the current traditionally diverse yet cosmopolitan Kenya.
Ogot boasts of her takeoff album ‘Ninairobi’ in 2008 followed by the release of the fro-pop remixes to her songs “Wololo” and “Aheri” two years later which were the onset of her career.
The Dala album promises its audience a rich and colourful musical palette – an exciting contemporary Kenyan sound.