Michel Ongaro

Bio

Michel Ongaro, a humorous and witty artist whose skills span across a wide music spectrum, was born and raised in Nairobi Kenya. A singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and music coach, Michel has been active in the music scene since 2002. A cancer survivor, Michel is a source of enlightenment and inspiration to many. With his positive energy and talent, he makes beautiful music that borrows largely from his rich African heritage and blends spectacularly with other music genres from other continents to create quite a charming blend.

Michel began making music at a tender age with makeshift percussion instruments that he'd make for himself. Having been rendered blind at the age of two, he learnt to overcome this challenge to emerge an artist that is refined in both skill and character.

His musical inspiration comes from artists such as Cesaria Evora, Djelimadi Tounkara, Salif Keita, Franco Makiadi, Diblo Dibala, Africando, Muungano choir, Lee Ritenour, Bin Crosby and many others.

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KENairobi, Kenya
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2002

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