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Ready to Thrill: Safaricom Youth Ochestra Students Graduate

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Simon Mungai, a graduate of the Safaricom Youth Orchestra during its 6th graduation ceremony that saw 30 students graduating in a virtual ceremony. Simon plays the Trombone

Nairobi, Kenya, June 27th 2020… The Safaricom Youth Orchestra marked its 6th graduation with thirty students graduating in a virtual ceremony on Saturday, June 27th, 2020.

Among the graduates were 12 students from Ghetto Classics, whose love and passion for music earned them a spot in the Orchestra to play various instruments ranging from the Flute, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trumpet and violin.

“I am thrilled to see how far we have come over the years. Some of the students who are graduating have been with the orchestra since its inception. The Safaricom Youth Orchestra imparts all-round growth in music and life skills; and seeing the graduates achieve this is a testament to the dedication of both the tutors and students. It is sad that for the first time we are not able to celebrate this milestone with our late founder, Bob Collymore but we find solace in knowing that we are realizing his dream.” said Elizabeth Njoroge, Director Art of Music Foundation.

Ritika Jain, a graduate of the Safaricom Youth Orchestra during its 6th graduation ceremony that saw 30 students graduating in a virtual ceremony. Ritika Jain plays the Violi

The Orchestra’s annual calendar is divided into three terms, with the first one running from May to July, followed by August to December and finally January to April when the students who have completed high school graduate.

At this time, the Orchestra carries out auditions where the most outstanding participants are selected to join the Safaricom Youth Orchestra.

However the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the orchestra’s annual calendar, postponing the Graduation ceremony from April to June.

“Congratulations to the class of 2020 for showing commitment towards their passion for music which has earned them this graduation. At Safaricom, we understand the fundamental role which music plays in our daily lives and it is our promise that we shall continue to support the lives of the young people with initiatives such as the Safaricom Youth Orchestra,” said Peter Ndegwa, Chief Executive Officer, Safaricom.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Safaricom has handed over 4G enabled mobile devices to over 80 students to give them access to orchestral music instructions from their homes guided by some of Kenya’s finest musicians and music directors

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REVOLT TV LAUNCHES NEW TELEVISION SERIES “WHAT’S GOOD AFRICA”

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What’s Good Africa, an arts and entertainment magazine show that will highlight diverse creative talent while exploring all aspects of Hip Hop culture in Africa has been launched.
The brand new TV series is part of a content partnership between What’s Good Networks What’s Good Networks and REVOLT TV—the leading voice of Hip Hop culture owned by Sean “Diddy” Combs and its sister company East Africa’s award-winning content studio What’s Good Studios based in Nairobi, and REVOLT TV.
The show is slated to air on REVOLT TV (Check local listing via https://revolt.tv/listings) alongside NTV Kenya and NTV Uganda, starting mid-August.
Speaking of the new partnership, Tilo Ponder the What’s Good Networks Chief executive and co-founder of What’s Good Studios, says, “As day one fan of REVOLT TV, we’re delighted to be partnering with them to launch What’s Good Africa, celebrating Africa’s powerhouse creative talent and sharing their stories with the world. This proves yet again that Hip Hop is truly a global phenomenon by connecting diverse cultures and young audiences everywhere. This series has been in discussion with Revolt TV since early 2019 and we are pleased to finally see the fruits of our collective efforts.”
What’s Good Africa’s first season is a half-hour show themed the Kenya Edition. This first season will be hosted by top Kenyan media personalities: Remmy Majala and Nick Ndeda. Remmy is a highly-regarded entertainment and news journalist, best known for hosting and producing K24’s popular entertainment program “Arena”, which featured Africa’s hottest talent and entertainment stories while Nick is a well-known TV and radio presenter (KISS FM), and an award-winning thespian, playwright, director, and producer.
“We’re very excited to partner with What’s Good Networks and What’s Good Studios to spotlight the vibrant Hip Hop scene in Africa, which is full of the young, innovative artists, influencers, and entrepreneurs REVOLT has been championing since our launch,” says Vice President of Programming at REVOLT Jonathyn Pankratz, adding, “Hip Hop is a global culture that truly transcends borders.”

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CHRONIXX REVIVES SUMMER IN “COOL AS THE BREEZE/FRIDAY”

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Chronixx has unveiled his new song and video, “COOL AS THE BREEZE/FRIDAY” which is a heartfelt dedication to his beloved Kingston, Jamaica.
The stream of releases continues as Chronixx builds anticipation for his forthcoming album Dela Splash via Soul Circle Music.
The latest cut is produced by Pantha, who crafted a crisp, shimmery beat for Chronixx’s third single reveal from the LP.
Director Meji Alabi naturally reflects countless elements native to Jamaican culture in every frame of the music video. Chronixx seated in a floating armchair, is flanked by a fleet of motorcycles as they weave past pastel-colored buildings.
Street parties featuring charismatic dancers are in sync to the rhythm of a vibrant sound system. Kids effortlessly pop wheelies on their bicycles.
Jamaican oil-drums are grilling food. This is paradise – Jamaica – “where every day is summer, and every day feels like a Friday,” as Chronixx raves with enthusiasm on the song’s chorus.
“This tune is about everyday people of the world, but really a song about us in a Jamaican life that we live…making sure we have the right music, culture, and energy to keep our mind uplifted throughout the struggle and building a better life for ourselves. No matter the intensity of the heat, and no matter how hot the reality get, we still haffi remain cool as the breeze you now. It’s the balance of being able to go through all the different forces of life you know and stay up…it’s an upliftment song,” Chronixx shares about his latest anthem.
The U.S. broadcast premiere of the video aired on REVOLT TV on 22nd July 2020 at 9pm ET. Chronixx performed “COOL AS THE BREEZE/FRIDAY” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, July 27, 2020.
Since the announcement of his second album Dela Splash in March, Chronixx has delivered three critical anthems.
“Dela Move” was the first sample of Chronixx’s deeper exploration of his Rastafari beliefs mixed with motivational chants that echoed inspiration by Bob Marley and Shabba Ranks. “Same Prayer,” was the introspective follow-up that featured lyrical master Kabaka Pyramid.
The celebratory tone of “COOL AS THE BREEZE/FRIDAY” shifts viewers’ mood to a sense of optimism, especially during this time as the world slowly recovers from the global pandemic of COVID-19.
CHRONIXX INSTAGRAM /TWITTER  /FACEBOOK
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Credits:
·        Press shots: eL Puru
·        Video director: Meji Alabi
·        Producer: Pantha
·        Writers: Jamar McNaughton, Aaron Cowan
·        Publisher: Kobalt Publishing

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Chronnixx Dedicates new Song “COOL AS THE BREEZE/FRIDAY” to Kingston Town

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Chronixx has unveiled his new song and video, “COOL AS THE BREEZE/FRIDAY” which is a heartfelt dedication to his beloved Kingston, Jamaica.

 

The stream of releases continues as Chronixx builds anticipation for his forthcoming album Dela Splash via Soul Circle Music.

 

The latest cut is produced by Pantha, who crafted a crisp, shimmery beat for Chronixx’s third single reveal from the LP.

 

Director Meji Alabi naturally reflects countless elements native to Jamaican culture in every frame of the music video. Chronixx seated in a floating armchair is flanked by a fleet of motorcycles as they weave past pastel-colored buildings.

Street parties featuring charismatic dancers are in sync to the rhythm of a vibrant sound system. Kids effortlessly pop wheelies on their bicycles.

 

Jamaican oil-drums are grilling food. This is paradise – Jamaica – “where every day is summer, and every day feels like a Friday,” as Chronixx raves with enthusiasm on the song’s chorus.

 

“This tune is about everyday people of the world, but really a song about us in a Jamaican life that we live…making sure we have the right music, culture, and energy to keep our mind uplifted throughout the struggle and building a better life for ourselves. No matter the intensity of the heat, and no matter how hot the reality get, we still haffi remain cool as the breeze you now. It’s the balance of being able to go through all the different forces of life you know and stay up…it’s an upliftment song,” Chronixx shares about his latest anthem.

 

The U.S. broadcast premiere of the video aired on REVOLT TV on 22nd July 2020 at 9pm ET. Chronixx performed “COOL AS THE BREEZE/FRIDAY” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, July 27, 2020.

 

Since the announcement of his second album Dela Splash in March, Chronixx has delivered three critical anthems.

 

“Dela Move” was the first sample of Chronixx’s deeper exploration of his Rastafari beliefs mixed with motivational chants that echoed inspiration by Bob Marley and Shabba Ranks. “The same Prayer,” was the introspective follow-up that featured lyrical master Kabaka Pyramid.

 

The celebratory tone of “COOL AS THE BREEZE/FRIDAY” shifts viewers’ mood to a sense of optimism, especially during this time as the world slowly recovers from the global pandemic of COVID-19.

CHRONIXX INSTAGRAM /TWITTER  /FACEBOOK

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Credits:

  • Press shots: eL Puru
  • Video director: Meji Alabi
  • Producer: Pantha
  • Writers: Jamar McNaughton, Aaron Cowan
  • Publisher: Kobalt Publishing

 

 

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