Appreciation for the old school crop of artists in the 254 is steadily rising. We have seen performances from Sisqo, Dru-Hill, Mya, Ginuwine and now Kool & The Gang are set to land in Nairobi on 13th November at Kasarani stadium. Blankets and Wine are just about to have us hold the ultimate family reunion courtesy this concert.
Back in the day, I remember there were some audio tapes and vinyl belonging to my uncle that I was not allowed to touch let alone listen. He claimed if I inserted the tape wrong on the ‘stereo cassette’ I would mess up that gem. There were many tapes including 2Pac, Notorious BIG, Bob Marley and Kool & The Gang. These collectibles brought so much joy to him on a Sunday evening sundowner.
You can imagine if my uncle had a chance to relive his hi-days by watching Kool & Gang perform live in Nairobi. He would go bonkers, him and his friends jamming to songs like ‘celebration time, Ladies night, Let’s Go dancing (oh la la la) and Get down on it’. This is no longer a dream as it will go down next month. This event will appeal to that generation that loves the two-step dance and the nostalgic running man.
The American music group formed in 1964 has a fan base influencing over 3 generations. With 2 Grammy awards, 31 Gold & Platinum albums and over 25 Top Ten R&B hits the Jazz, R&B and funk group has a lot to offer when they hit the stage. They have performed for over 45 years continuously, holding the record of the longest period for an R&B group.
Kool & The Gang will be on an African tour, starting off in Mozambique then Uganda and wind up in Kenya before heading out to Mexico. Traveling with a full band, the show in Nairobi has enough buzz. But people should not think that only old people can attend. The Gang has collaborations with Ashanti, Sean Paul among others hence appealing to the young as well. Doors open at 5pm with the main act hitting the stage at 8pm.
The tickets are retailing at 20,000 for VIP, 10,000 for the Lounge and 5000 for the gallery.
Grab your tickets HERE