Scottish sound system group Mungo’s Hi Fi to perform in Nairobi


Scottish sound system group Mungo’s Hi Fi will be performing at The Mall Rooftop, Westlands on Friday, October 9th, 2015.

Mungo’s Hi Fi is a Glasgow-based sound system that follows the tradition of UK Caribbean sound system culture. The concert, which will kick off at 9pm and go on until the early hours of the morning, will include video art courtesy of Kenyan artist Sam Hopkins and a recycled-theme setup courtesy of Am.used. This will be the Group’s first performance in Africa.

Joining the Group’s maiden Africa tour will be Douglas Paine, one of the original founders and Charlie P, a young up and coming reggae musician from Essex, England already making waves in the industry.

Meet Mungo’s Hi Fi

Contrary to popular perceptions, while reggae sound system culture was born inJamaica, it flourished in the UK as a result of the mass immigration of Caribbean people during the 1950s and ’60s. Today, many sound system crews across the world look to the UK as the blueprint for the scene.

Mungo’s Hi Fi was formed in Glasgow, Scotland in the year 2000 by Doug Paine and Thomas Tatterhall and has since grown to include seven permanent members. Together with a crew of MCs, sound engineers, producers and visual artists, they work as a team and rely on all of their strengths and talents to keep the sound system going strong.

The group have brought their unique sound to events across the globe and have collaborated with the likes of Solo Banton, Tippa Irie, Omar Perry (Lee Perry’s Son), Sugar Minott and Ranking Joe.

Mungo’s Hi Fi Kenyan tour will also include a performance at the Nyege Nyege Festival in Jinja and a performance at Distant Relatives Kilifi; followed by workshops with local musicians affording reggae/dub musicians from Kenya the opportunity to learn from some of the UK’s finest creators of reggae music.