Thanks to Spark Africa and Kwani Trust, we will be privileged to witness Ian Kamau perform live at the Kwani Open Mic event on the 7Th of August. Great rapper/poet (Ian Kamau) performing at an equally great hip hop platform founded through hip hop's open mic freestyle battles and performances, what more could we ask for?
Ian Mbugua was born in Toronto, Canada and no, he has no Kenyan roots at all. "But the name... what about the name?"...you are probably asking yourself right now. Well, his wise Trini father thought it precise to name his son, Kamau, a Kenyan name which means 'Silent Warrior', and indeed a warrior he grew up to be. Lethal with the mic in hand. If you have not been blessed enough to hear some of his works, here, have a copy of his album (ONE DAY SOON) right here.
Ian Kamau will be landing on the Kenyan soil on the 1St of August and will enjoy his stay here until the 10Th of August, giving ample time for interviews, paid performances, charity performances, meaningful collaborations and basically exploring the Kenyan arts and life. Isn't this awesome or what?
All we have to do now is wait.