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Eric Musyoka brings Gengetone and Rhumba to 'Twende'

 Producer Eric Musyoka. (Courtesy)

Producer Eric Musyoka has made a name for himself not only in the Kenyan music industry but also in the film and TV industry.

In his most recent TV project, Musyoka created original music for Twende, Showmax's first 2D animation, bringing a diverse blend of Kenyan music genres that includes Gengetone, Rhumba and Benga.

With the first five episodes of Twende now streaming on Showmax, Musyoka shared more about working with his team at Decimal Records and his children lending their voices to the soundtrack.

"I leaned more towards Rhumba and Gengetone. The guitar played a crucial role in cementing the melodies together to create the unique sonic character of the song. I worked from a demo idea created by Charlie Maas, Twende’s co-creator, and transformed it into what is now the theme song," he says. 

"My children sang the children's vocals on the songs. They have already become hooked since I ran some of the music ideas by them, and they are very excited to watch it," he adds.

The legendary music producer and industry pioneer has worked with artistes like Ukoo Flani Mau Mau, P-Unit, Kleptomaniax, Bamzigi, Wyre, Sauti Sol, and Just A Band.

He has also worked on some of Kenya's top films and TV shows like Rafiki, Disconnect, The First Grader, Country Queen and Second Family as a sound engineer and music composer.

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