They say that music is the only weapon that hits you, but instead of leaving you with pain, it leaves you vibrating with mixed emotions including joy. Music, according to the legendary Remmy Ongala, cannot be defined. It is everything.

Jazz is that music that our forefathers would refer to it as “Mziki bila jash.” A cool genre that needs no struggle to enjoy. Thanks to Safaricom, Kenyans have always had an opportunity to enjoy Jazz every year.

As s company that cares about nurturing talents, Safaricom makes sure that the proceeds collected from the sale of tickets to the Jazz events it has been holding go to the aid of the Ghetto Classics.

Ghetto Classics is no ordinary name. It is what one can describe as a pool of talents that would have otherwise gone to waste without Safaricom. Watching those energetic young people of Ghetto Classics on stage always gives one the satisfaction of having contributed towards a worthy cause.

International Jazz Day is coming up. For Jazz lovers, this is no ordinary day. It is a day that marks where it all kicked off. It is a day to celebrate the genre and appreciate its fundamental role of bringing people together. In other words, Jazz is unity itself.

On this International Jazz Day, Safaricom is set to make it memorable as it has lined up legends in the world of African jazz to grace the event set to be held on 1st of May at Carnivore Grounds, Nairobi.

The global event is set to bring together lovers of the genre to enjoy the tunes as they appreciate the role of Jazz in bringing people together and bridging the cultural difference.

Among the legends lined up for the event include the following:

Paco Sery from Ivory Coast

Cheick Tidiane Seck from Mali

 Mandla Mlangeni and The Tune Creation Committee from South Africa

Kenya, with her pool of talents has not been left behind. Kenyan acts will be on the stage to sweep the audience off their feet too. They will include:

  • > Nairobi Horns Project
  • > Shamsi Music
  • > Kato Change and the Change Experience
  • > Jacob and Kavutha Asiyo
  • > Ghetto Classics

The International Jazz Day is a global event that is held to appreciate the genre and the role it plays in entertaining, informing and bringing various cultures together and uniting them as one.

For generations, Jazz music has remained a simple of unity and a successful tool that has managed to put people together.

Safaricom has partnered with the Jazz Sister Cities, an organization that has been promoting Jazz as a tool for building cultural bridges globally.

Just like all the other years, all proceeds from the event will go to the supporting the Ghetto Classics which has received close to 60 million shillings since 2014.

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