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Willy Paul,Ruth Wamuyu in Atlanta for church fete

Gospel artists Willy Paul and Ruth Wamuyu will perform at a church in Atlanta, Georgia this weekend.

The duo will take part in a music extravaganza at the Kenyan American Community Church (KACC ) in Marietta from May 2-4.

Kenya’s ambassador to the UN Macharia Kamau is expected at the event on Sunday.

Speaking to the Nation in Atlanta on Wednesday, Rev George G. Gitahi said the event will be feature blends of contemporary music and traditional Christian folksongs as well as dance.

“We are celebrating unity in diversity while thanking God for giving us a communal home, for bringing hundreds of Kenyans in metro Atlanta area together as one family,” he said.

This will be part of celebrations to mark the 15 anniversary since the church was founded.

“Guests will also sample different Kenyan dishes and learn about Kenyan communities and their ways of life,” said Rev Gitahi.

Willy Paul, who is on a tour of the United States, has already performed in several cities since he arrived on March 8.

In February, the artist released a new video featuring his new song “Missi”.

Another popular song “Kitanzi” was done in collaboration with Gloria Muliro and became an instant hit topping Kenyan music charts.

The 2013 Groove Awards Gospel artist of the year has become popular with Kenyan youth in the Diaspora.

“The young people here easily identify with him as soon as he takes the stage,” said Mr Antony Kamnao, a musician in Texas who has been performing with Willy Paul.

Ruth Wamuyu has also released several singles such as Hakuna Kama Wewe, Asanteh and Amukira Ngatho which have been popular in Kenya and in the Diaspora.

During the extravaganza, the church will assign missionaries to travel to Kenya for the ground-breaking ceremony of a planned multi-million shilling Kenyan-American technical institute expected to benefit orphans in Nairobi and its environs.