Soweto Quartet excited by Kenya visit

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September 15, 2010 – South Africa’s Soweto String Quartet who are set to arrive in Kenya’s capital Nairobi on September 19, are excited about their three day series of classical music concerts in the country.

This is the first time the group made up of Reuben Khemese, Makhosini Mnguni, Sandile Khemese and Thami Khemese will be performing in Kenya

In an email, the quartet expressed their excitement.

“It is a pleasure and honour for the Soweto String Quartet to get this fine opportunity to be invited for the first time in Kenya. We are excited indeed and looking forward to the visit. We hope our audience can share with us an explosive musical experience,” they wrote.

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They added that classical music enthusiasts should “expect a variety of musical styles and genre. The sound is unique, fresh and vibrant, certainly highly entertaining.”

The will be performing at the Safaricom Classical Fusion, a concert intended by Safaricom to promote local talent through recognition.

The Quartet’s first show will be on September 22 at the Great Lake’s Butterfly Pavilion in Mombasa, in an extravaganza that will also feature Afro fusion star Eric Wainaina.

The second show will be at the Nairobi Arboretum on September 24, and the quartet will share a stage with Kenya’s world famous Norway based Opera Singer Rhoda Ondeng.

This will be followed by the grand concert, where more than 400 performers will take the stage at the Impala Grounds on September 26, starting 2pm.

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