Treat for reggae fans as Glen to visit Kenya
Legendary Jamaican reggae musician Glen Washington will be in the country next month and is set to perform at Ridgeways Inn, popularly known as The Yard, along Kiambu Road on the eve of Jamuhuri Day.
The Strangers in the Night and Kindness for Weakness hitmaker will perform alongside Nikkei Camera among others and will be backed Gravity Band in the show organised by Dread Brothers Promotion, Shashamane International and Ridgeways Inn-the Yard.
Mr Washington’s performance at The Yard will be a first of its kind in the area where several entertainment facilities have recently mushroomed.
According to Ms Sylvia Wambui, who is one of the directors of The Yard, which is the main sponsor of the event, there are also plans to have Mr Washington perform in Meru County during his December tour.
The award winning musician and Ms Camera have shot separate videos promoting the event, which are being circulated by the management of The Yard ahead of their arrival.
In his 56-minute video shot in his country, Mr Washington, with the tune of his Beau La Land song, sings in reference to the tour: “Oh Kenya land, sweet Kenya land, that’s where I gonna be.”
The Oh Jah singer then continues: “Greetings Africa, this is Glen Washington. I will be performing live at Ridgeways Inn, The Ward on Kiambu Road Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday December 11.”
Ms Camera has done a 45second video to popularise the event whose entrance charges are Sh20,000 for VVIP category, Sh5,000 for VIP and Sh3,000 for the classic category.
Mr Washington, a singer, songwriter and drummer, whose songs carry messages of peace, love and harmony, will be doing his second performance in the country after the 2004 event in Nairobi.
Born in the parish of Clarendon, Jamaica, Mr Washington, according to information on his website, began his musical career in the early 1970s as the lead singer for the group Names and Faces. He later became the lead singer in a band called 35 Incorporated.