I’m embarrassed to admit it has taken me so long to discover the wonderful Kenyan group Sauti Sol, but better late than never right?
Fun, catchy, happy, feel good. Beautiful voices, perfect harmonies. Awesome video. What’s not to love?
Sauti Sol is a Kenyan afro-pop band formed in Nairobi by vocalists Bien-Aimé Baraza, Willis Chimano and Delvin Mudigi in 2005. Initially an a capella group, guitarist Polycarp Otieno joined before they named themselves Sauti.
Sauti Sol released their debut studio album Mwanzo on 4 August 2009, to critical acclaim. Their second studio album, Sol Filosofia, was released on 25 February 2011, earning the group a number of accolades and nominations in the process. On 18 June 2012, the band released a self-titled extended play in collaboration with South African rapper and record producer Spoek Mathambo.
Their third studio album, titled Live and Die in Afrika, is still in production, under their imprint label Sauti Sol Entertainment, and is set for release soon.