Kenya’s Afrofusion boy band, Sauti Sol are set to perform alongside some of the biggest names in the music industry in this year’s Colours of Ostrava Festival in the Czech Republic this coming July.
The group has been very active this year on the international circuit, with a variety of acclaimed appearances at the South by South West (sxsw) Festival in Austin Texas USA and at the Festival on the Niger in Mali earlier this year.
Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech republic and the festival is considered as one of Central Europe’s largest gatherings of artistes, music lovers and producers. Colours of Ostrava will be celebrating its 11th anniversary this year and features about 16 different performance stages which include 4 big open air stages, around 6 indoor stages and a cinema. The largest of these can hold up to 15,000 fans.
Other performers scheduled to appear at the 2012 Colours of Ostrava Festival include:
Björk, Banco de Gaia, Celso Piña, Hjaltalín, Portico Quartet,,Bobby McFerrin, The Flaming Lips, ZAZ, , Antony and the Johnsons with Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra, Rufus Wainwright and his Band, Animal Collective, Parov Stelar Band, Kronos Quartet, Pohjonen, Kosminen, Fink, Hugh Masekela, Ibrahim Maalouf, Staff Benda Bilili, Orquesta Típica Fernández Fierro, Tamikrest, Katzenjammer, Quique Neira, Gangpol & Mit, Ewert and The Two Dragons, GaBlé, R.U.T.A., The Movement of Utopia, Transcendence and Anarchy aka The Reactionary Terrorist-Artistic Union, Acollective, Shtetl Superstars, Barons Of Tang, Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, Euzen, Dánjal, Árstíðir, Rubik, Lindigo, Ensemble Yaman, Sea and Air, The Creole Choir of Cuba