Ricky na Marafiki

Bio

Ricky na Marafiki is a 5 piece band playing Africanized Jazz with infusions of world music, Their musical journey beginning in 2010 in Nairobi, the cosmopolitan capital city of Kenya. Their arrangements are symphonic with the vocals infusing depth and emotion into each performance. Their sound is deliberate and reminds us that we live in an enormous universe filled with wonders and connected with music. Having hosted numerous live bi-monthly Afrojazz events, Ricky na Marafiki Band excels at connecting with audiences and taking them on a musical journey from countryside to urban, delicately fusing high-energy and danceable rhythms that appeal to young and old alike

PERFORMANCES, TOURS & ACCOLADES 2021 International Jazz Day Virtual Performance, American Corner 2020 Best Jazz Act Of The Year, Café Ngoma Awards [Kenya] 2019 Ricky Nanjero Victor Wooten Bass Players Camp Residency [Tennessee, USA] 2019 Jamafest Performance [Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania] 2018 ONGEA! Music Summit Kenya 2018 Bengafest Kenya 2016-2018 Ricky Nanjero Tour with Les Mangelepa [Europe] 2013 DOADOA Performing Arts Market [Jinja, Uganda] 2012 Sauti za Busara Festival [Zanzibar, Tanzania]

DISCOGRAPHY 2011 Tucheze This album is a bass-guitar heavy journey through the different eras of Nairobi musical sound blending both traditional and modern Kenyan music styles 2015 So Simple This album is an eclectic mix of sounds, swinging between the traditional lipala & mutibo music of the Luhya people of Western Kenya and the sophisticated jazz tunes in high end lounge bars in Nairobi 2016 Soul Food Ft. Biba Bouch This album is a collaboration album featuring one of the greatest German jazz singers Biba Bouch. It is a celebration of Kenya music with a German interpretation. 2019 Soko Huru This album challenged the norms of Benga music composition and seeks to break away from the mold of traditional music composition and performance. By way of collaboration, Soko Huru – Swahili for Free Market – intends to push Benga music across the global music market thus establishing the Benga genre as the ambassador of Kenyan music on the world scene

RICKY NA MARAFIKI BAND LINKS Purchases: linktr.ee/RickyNaMarafiki --- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RickyNaMarafiki/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/RickyNaMarafiki/ SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/Ricky-NaMarafiki Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/AEO_Afrojazz/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB16yGVqPvfEz-NrPqC3Gug--- Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9N9jP1Tpco Live Show: https://fb.watch/5AU1nHjbvE/ Live Show: https://fb.watch/5ATVbBJDhz/ Gig: https://fb.watch/5ATYr1SPBl/

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African Sunrise
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Amka
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Dufa Mpararo
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Hope
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Mama
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Marobo
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Rafiki Jam
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Savannah Nights
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So Simple
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So Simple Mixdown (draft 2)
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Karibia
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Nairobi 70's
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Tucheze
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Endelea na Ricky
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Videos

Mama
Duffa Mpararo
Sunday morning
African Sunset Paddy Gwada
Rafiki jam at Vixcamp with Victor Wooten
Fly me to the moon "cover"
Hope
TUCHEZE
Blue bossa
Duffa mpararo reloaded
Uni Nyunyizie Maji..
Take Five - African
WECHE Ricky na marafiki
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Anyango nyar siaya with Ricky na marafiki jamming
Victor Wooten in Nairobi
90 Mins with Ricky na Marafiki
Endelea by Ricky Nanjero
OHH GIVE THANKS COVER BY JUDITH CHRISTIE MC ALLISTER.... DISCLAIMER I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS
Ricky Na Marafiki band performance in Dar es Salaam.
MAMAYO OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
RICKY NA MARAFIKI Hinya Wa Mutumia
RICKY NA MARAFIKI Dufa Mpararo
RICKY NA MARAFIKI New Day featuring
Ricky na marafiki The Traveller 2017
Dufa with Ricky na Marafikii
RAFIKI JAM
Ricky na Marafiki at an evening of afro jazz, Nanjero on bass
kitheka
SOUND CHECK
Ricky na Marafiki Sunday Morning
Ricky Bass
MORNING EXPRESS Ricky na Marafiki Band
Moments of Afro Jazz
KWELI TV Ricky na Marafiki 'Sondela'
KENYA'S BEST BASSIST
Kenya Sessions 2015
CRAZY JAZZ MOVE
Best JAZZ Band in KENYA Ricky Na Marafiki BAND
Bass
#theTrend Ricky Na Marifiki’s trip down memory lane
DUFA MPARARO
AN EVENING OF AFRO-JAZZ [Gentleman's Edition]
AFRICA'S BEST DRUM SOLO @An Evening Of Afro Jazz
goDown Gig MAY EDITION featuring H_art The band, vareso and Ricky na Marafiki
the SOUL SYNDICATE BAND live @Carnivore
Francis Njoroge live@aliance francaise( LEGENDS EDITION)
Ola Mbwena, Ricky na Marafiki- An Evening of Afro Jazz
MAMA : RICKY NA MARAFIKI
INTRO Ricky na marafiki.
Weche :Rikcy na Marafiki
EPK Ricky na Marafiki band
Kenyan Afrojazz Band Ricky na Marafiki in Sauti za Busara

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KENairobi, Kenya
In operation since: 
2010

Contact

+254722228978
Ricky Nanjero

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