Sep 292010
 
Thanks to everyone for their interest in the Memorial Day evening concert with Maia von Lekow,–all seats have been reserved. We hope to see you at an event in the future! Monday, May 30th at 7pm.
We are pleased to offer this special musical experience with internationally known musician Maia von Lekow. Maia represents a new color to Kenya’s contemporary musical landscape, covering a wide range of sounds, offering her listeners a refreshing journey through East Africa and beyond. Singing in both English and Kiswahili, she blends soul, jazz, and folk, sprinkled with Swahili spice, creating a truly unique sound. You can listen to a recent interview with Maia from WCAI’s Mindy Todd here

She has performed at festivals in Africa and Europe and she will be performing in North America for the first time in May and June 2016.

Her songs sing of the new political horizons for Kenya, of the plight of women across the world, personal introspections of both the joy and solitude felt in not belonging to any single culture or community and love.

Maia’s debut album Drift (Feb 2013) is a culmination of her travels, collaborations and experiences, and her music video “Jellyfish”, with the band submerged in glassy waters, is a surrealist-dream where flowers are traded as legal tender and the gentle jazzy tingling beat leaves you floating away.

Her previous recordings include 2008’s self-titled EP featuring “Oyster” which appeared on Warner Poland’s Ladies’ Jazz Album Vol 6, and “Uko Wapi” which earned her two African Academy Awards for best soundtrack for the films “From a Whisper” and “‘Imani”.

Maia is currently working on her new EP due for release in May 2016, as well as codirecting her first feature length documentary, The Letter set for release in 2017.

MAIA 05 crop-smol