Kenyan Boys Choir

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Kenyan Boys Choir
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The Kenyan Boys Choir, Heathrow Airport
Background information
OriginNairobi, Kenya
GenresChoral Music
Occupation(s)Choir
Years active2004 – present
LabelsUniversal Music Group
Decca Records
Websitekenyanboyschoir.org

The Kenyan Boys Choir is an African traditional and contemporary male voice choir based in the city of Nairobi, Kenya.

Background[edit]

The Kenyan Boys Choir consists of 25 school boys, aged between 13 and 24, from various Kenyan backgrounds and tribes, brought together by the urge to sing and nurture their talent.The choir was directed by the former director Joseph Muyale Inzai till 2010. The choir gained widespread recognition and international media coverage in early 2009 after performing at Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C.[1] On their way back to Nairobi they were intercepted by Universal Music Group representatives waiting for them at Heathrow Airport in London and were signed in the departure lounge to Decca Records as they waited for their connecting flight.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Uvumbuzi (2004)
  • Amerika Jambo (2008)
  • Spirit of Africa (2009)
  • Liberty (2013)
  • Furahia (2014)

Singles[edit]

  • '"Homeless" (2009)
  • '"Drummer boy" (2010)
  • '"Kenya" (2013)
  • '"Feliz Navidad" (2014)
  • '"Jealous (Nick Jonas) cover" (2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Telegraph Online The Kenyan Boys Choir: Obama's dream team Accessed: 23 June 2009
  2. ^ BBC National News Obama's Kenyan choir signs deal Accessed: 23 June 2009

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