Lingala group flies high after launch of album
Last updated on 4 Aug 2012 15:05
|SP Band perform during the launch of their debut album, Confirmation, recently. [Photo: Govedi Asutsa/Standard]|
By Caroline Nyanga
Barely two months since the launch of their debut seven-track album, Confirmation, Nairobi-based Congolese SP Band has been invited to perform in Dubai.
The band’s manager Ayubu Fibelle describes the planned trip as a chance of a lifetime and also an endorsement of their music.
“It is a great milestone for SP Band and a rare privilege to perform beyond Kenya. It is also a chance to gauge where our music stands internationally,” says SP’s band manager Ayubu Fibelle.
The band, which comprises Congolese and local singers, is currently among the fastest-rising music outfits in the country, with tracks from their debut album already enjoying top ratings.
Indeed, those who attended the launch of their album at Nairobi’s DeepWest Resort Club, agree that the band’s tantalising offering of Lingala and rumba tunes exceeded their expectations.
Some of the songs in the album include Confirmation, Deception and Watoto wa Mungu among others.
The event also featured riveting performances by popular benga musician Dola Kabarry and high-flying traditional Luhya group, Webuye Jua Kali.
The Robert Lomani-led 12-member group also used the opportunity to celebrate their two years in the music business.