Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Sauti Sol is a Kenyan afro-pop band formed in Nairobi,Kenya by vocalists Bien-Aimé Baraza, Willis Chimano and Savara 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 1 November 2008, 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,
released online on the 21 November 2015, was available to Sauti Sol
fans globally for free download for 48 hours as an early Christmas
present. The album was released under their imprint label Sauti Sol Entertainment as a self-produced work by Sauti Sol. A total of 400,000 downloads were made during the free download period.
The band has had successful tours in Africa and Europe, topped Kenyan
charts and gained international attention with shows in Europe and the
US, as well as television appearances and various accolades and
nominations, including their 2011 concert performance in Kenya with
South African a capella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The band has also received both local and international accolades and nominations like; Kisima Music Awards, Channel O Music Video Awards, MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act and BET Awards 2015. 5 nominations at this year’s award afrimma2016.
Official website: http://sauti-sol.com
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