Bengatronics

Bio

Bengatronics is an emerging indie label that pursues an eclectic, forward thinking, glocalized, futuristic flavor of Benga music from Kenya. Drawing creative inspiration from the Benga Belt of Kenya (from Kisumu in Western Kenya to Kilifi in South East of Kenya), Bengatronics explore the sonic fusion of Benga roots music with electronica, rhumba, jazz, trap, hip hop, fashion, film, literature and photography.

Bengatronics acknowledges that the Benga style of music is underestimated, endangered and its potential has been derailed. Unlike in the golden era of Kenyan music (70’s/80’s) when Benga music was a national brand and a Kenyan cultural export, the genre is currently facing continued fragmentation along tribal lines – Luo, Kikuyu, Kalenjin, Kisii, Kamba (benga) and unethical commercial exploits.

KENairobi, Kenya
In operation since: 
2017
Profile added by Lucy Ilado on 25 Jul 2019
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