Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Beyond Fantastic Maia von Lekow!!

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Kenya's Maia von Lekow performs during the 2012 Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) in Zimbabwe.

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She brought her bass player and Blessing from Zimbabwe joined them on the drums.

She opened her mouth to sing and I was beyond amazed.  
This video of an acoustic version of Oysters doesn't do her remote justice.  
My jaw dropped when she first sang.  Amazing.


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This is Maia singing in Swahili a song called "Where's my mother?"
It is about a young girl searching for her mother after the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Two members of the German band Jamaram joined them on stage.

Check out their sound together:


For more information on Maia von Lekow---by far the most amazing performer I saw during HIFA.

For more information on Jamaram.


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