Wednesday, December 07, 2005

And the winner is Karen Lucas...

One of Kenya's young women music artists has won the prestigious Kora award for the "Most Promising Female Artist." The Kora Awards are the equivalent of the Grammy Awards.
Kaz who has always wanted to be a performer and has shown consistently that she has the stuff to make it work! She has also been on stage at the Phoenix Players Theatre and has traveled to South Africa to perform with other artists.
While talking to BBC Kaz had this to say about winning a Kora at the 10th annual All African Kora Music Awards:
"They call your name, you go up and you get the award and you go back to your table and you are like "Did that really happen?" Its unreal. It still hasn't sunk in yet."
Kaz's music, afro-fusion is a mix of African music and modern beats to create what is catergorised as "World Music." It's a relatively new form of music that seeks to stand aside from hiphop by creating a niche for African music in the world market.

Kaz will be launching her album later this year.

Stay tuned on where to get a copy when it comes out.

Congratulations Kaz!