Yesterday, I was at the COCKPIT!lol, yes the cock-pit, which happens to be a club in Langata. I actually woke up pretty beat up but I had to be there,partly ’cause of the bands playing, but also ‘for-the-cause’. Two young ladies decided that they were bigger than most grown up politicians and organized a benefit rock show to help victims of the recent ‘tribal’ clashes.
Entrance was free but if you had something you could donate. And I think that really rang out well with people, although am not sure how much was donated, but I could see what must have been a van full of stuff already donated when I got there.
Anyway, I arrived there a band late but the bands that came after more than made up for it. My favorite was without a doubt Murphy’s Flaw, made up of 5 chicks and a dude, I think their secret is in that arrangement cause it was magic.Other notables, in my opinion, were Mukasa, the bassist from M20, I think flea could take a few pointers from that guy!. The lead guitarist from Edge of Reason was out of this world too!. overall though, it was a great show from all the bands, Kenyan rock is alive.
Notice how I am not a good journalist? well, am not!
….And since I don’t have a canon digital rebel! my pics came out sucky :( It’s partially my fault though, I think, cause for some reason I couldn’t be bothered about damn lighting or freagin angles!.
Mildred,one of the organizers.
Some of the bands that played.
If you’re interested to know more about the Kenyan rock scene you can check out either one of these two yahoo groups:
Kenya Rock- launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/kenyarocks
Kenya Punk- launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/kenyapunk