The Safaricom Jazz Lounge is proud to bring you the Roberto Fonseca Quartet, with special guest Fatoumata Diawara.

Fresh off the release of his latest album ABUC, Roberto has been described by The New York Times as a “charismatic spark plug of a pianist from Cuba,” and made his debut at the Havana International Jazz Festival in 1990 when he was just15.

He is known by jazz lovers worldwide as an ingenious composer, and has made international appearances at jazz festivals all over the globe.
Taking the stage with him will be the golden voiced Fatoumata Diawara from Mali, who has collaborated with Roberto on the album At Home (Live in Marciac).

Fatoumata is a fast-rising singer and guitarist celebrated for her rich voice and intoxicating sound, and is billed as one of the next giants of jazz music.Opening for the two international stars will be one of the most prolific Kenyan instrumental afro-jazz fusion bands – Shamsi Music.

Main act

Roberto Fonseca Quartet with Special Guest Fatoumata Diawara

The dazzling musician The New York Times called “a charismatic spark plug of a pianist from Cuba” made his debut at the Havana International Jazz Festival in 1990 when he was 15.Fonseca also played with Buena Vista Social Club™ and recorded and toured with another of its solo stars Omara Portu...

supporting acts

Shamsi Music

A six-member recording and performing instrumental afro-jazz fusion band, Shamsi Music is a gifted ensemble whose sounds seek to entertain and inspire. Formed by the polished pianist Paul Mbithi in October 2014, Shamsi Music brings together talented instrumentalists to form an outfit with a repert...

event details

Date: 5th November 2016.

Venue: Uhuru Gardens

Entry Charges: Ksh. 2000 for adults and Ksh. 500 for students (proof of ID must be provided)

Tickets: Available at select Safaricom shops, Michael Joseph Centre and via m-Ticketing by dialing 1511.

Gates open:  6PM

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