Lira to headline Blankets & Wine in March

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Multiple award winning songstress Lira will be headlining the inaugural Blankets and Wine event this year, as organizers promise even bigger names in the 2012 line-up.

The South African musician who recently bagged the Most Gifted Female gong at the Channel O Music awards has performed in Kenya before, but this will be her debut appearance at Mamba Village.

Lira last year released her fourth studio album Return To Love, under the Sony Music Label, proclaiming that it defines her own ‘sound’.

Her albums have gone platinum in South Africa and her presence at Blankets’ will add to a growing list of her compatriots who’ve starred at the event including Thandiswa Mazwai and Liquideep.

“We have very ambitious plans for 2012 but with your support we will make it all happen!” says organizer Sandra Chege, who added that the musical event will be extended to Kampala and Mombasa in the coming months.

Lira’s name had been dropped as a possible performer last year along with Zamajobe, as Blankets and Wine got a sponsorship boost from KCB Advantage.

The monthly event has been growing steadily and is currently one of Kenya’s more popular celebrations of African music.

Lira has express her love for live shows and is expected to thrill when she lands in Nairobi on March 5. Here’s one of her latest tracks

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