Win tickets to listen to Salif Keita at the #SafaricomJazz concert

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“I lived for music since I could think.” Hugh Masekela

The Safaricom Jazz Festival featuring the legendary Salif Keita from Mali will be happening next Saturday. It is bound to be a fantastic night of great music and dancing. Here are 10 things you need to know about Salif Keita.

Salif Keita. Image from //
Salif Keita. Image from

Anyway I don’t want you to miss out and Safaricom has graciously offered 4 tickets to give away. To get your Safaricom Jazz ticket all you have to do is tell me (in the comments section) 1. Why you like African Music and 2. Who your favourite African musician is. Simple. I will pick four winners on Wednesday the 26th. The winners can come for their tickets after that.

Check out a sample of what you can expect.

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  1. When I listen to music from Africa, my body responds. Music..African music is my joy…my therapy…That is why I love it. My favorite African musician is Oliver Mtukudzi…it goes without saying.

  2. The music moves you, physically and emotionally. Salif Keita was the first african musician I bought a full album. Was introduced to his amazing sounds when I first came. He has been and always will be my favorite.

  3. African music uses traditional instruments that make it very authentic and the beat so irresistible. I love African music because when one listens to it, one has no choice but to get up and dance. 🙂 My favourite African musician is Oliver Mutukudzi.

  4. I love African music because of the beats. I find myself dancing to Afro tunes that I don’t recognize. Salif Keita is among my favorite African musicians because of the North African touch in his Music.

  5. I love African music because it explains the heritage and culture of Africa. African music gives the world the part of Africa they have never seen or experienced before. My favorite African musician is Abel Chungu Musuka from Zambia

  6. Why do I love African music, well maybe it’s the beats which even when reused still manage to take you back or the lyrics that always tell a familiar story but I think its how diverse and adaptive it has proven to be over the years; collaborations between legends and “new kids on the block” are seamless but still cut across all demographics. Let me cut my rambling short and declare my favourite African musician to be Oliver Ngoma a close second, Salif Keita

  7. I like the African music because of its uniqueness. It goes down deep to the heart. When the Afrivan music beats you you feel no pain.

  8. African Music is like a piece of puzzle that fits in with other pieces to complete the great puzzle of Music. Without it music isn’t complete.

    My favorite African artist(s) is the group Mi Casa. Their blend of South African/deep house with some jazz to it is melody to my ears.

  9. 1.Because african music is POLITE MUSIC,WORLD MUSIC I would call it I’m not that old but seeing it evolve over years and the kind of influence it has been able to have is AMAIZING think of it TODAY the AFRO BEAT is the in thing African music is what the west are INTO something that was only a dream.I also love it because it has PUT AFRICA ON THE MAP by AFRICAN ARTISTES BEING RECOGNISED ON INTERNATIONAL STAGES BY BEING AWARDED it has REALLY HELPED DEVELOP AFRICA BEYOND LIMITS
    2.YVONNE CHAKA CHAKA from SOUTH AFRICA is MY ALL TIME FAVOURITE MUSICIAN despite the change in music genre as well as trends her music has stood heads high to be hits worth having despite the new beats produced over time HERS are a MUST HAVE umqombothi,motherland,Makoti,power of africa among other hits are hits to listen to FOR DAYS her music without doubt exposes African CULTURE and leaves one having a CRAVING OF THE RICH UNIQUE AFRICAN CULTURE……

  10. @potentash in my undergrad program i majored in African literature, so I have interacted with lots of art from almost all african countries. I love african music for its rhythm. I can enjoy a south african tune, or one from congo, without necessarily getting the words. My favorite musician is Angelique Kidjo, you got to love her 🙂
    I’m @georgeksquare

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