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Performers at Safaricom jazz festival unveiled

Safaricom has unveiled the list of artistes who will perform at the international jazz festival that runs from Tuesday to Sunday.

Cameroonian jazz bassist Richard Bona. PHOTO | FILE
Cameroonian jazz bassist Richard Bona. PHOTO | FILE

Cameroonian jazz bassist Richard Bona will be the star artiste of the festival.

Other performers will include Rhythm Junks from Belgium, the Nile Project, Yuval Cohen from Israel who will be joined by Kenyan Kavutha, Jacob Asiyo, Aaron Rimbui, Chris Bittok and Eddie Grey.

The list of performers was announced on Monday at the Michael Joseph center.

Safaricom chief executive Bob Collymore said the purpose of the festival is to develop art industry in the country.

Proceeds from the concerts will go towards purchase of music instrument for the Ghetto Classics community programme that involves 300 children in korogocho slums.