Can’t get enough of Sauti Sol

Since I discovered Sauti Sol they have been pretty much playing on repeat on my phone and I simply cannot get enough – every bus commute in inner London is just SO much better to the sound of Sauti Sol.

Repeat: 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 formed their current full group. In April 2014, they released their very sexy and steamy music video for the song “Nishike” (is it embarassing that I really really REALLY enjoy this song?! **puts on song right now**) – their third single off the album “Live and Die in Africa”.

Band members:
Bien-Aimé Baraza – lead vocals, guitar
Willis Austin Chimano – vocals, saxophone, keytar
Delvin Savara Mudigi – vocals, percussion, drums
Polycarp Otieno – guitar

After releasing the infamous “Nishike” they went on to release the wonderful “Sura Yako” back in September 2014 (click here to see) – UGH, how I would LOVE to see these guys live in London!!

Music: Sauti Sol

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.