Date: August 24
Venue: Bakgårdsfest (IKM/Jenssens Have)
Free entrance
Labdi is a revolutionary Kenyan singer-songwriter and African single-stringed fiddle (Orutu) instrumentalist. She is a vocal powerhouse whose vision is to popularise African music culture, sounds and instruments and to re-introduce them to the world. Labdi represents the growing population of young African artistes taking up indigenous instruments and by taking up the Orutu, she currently stands as the only female playing the instrument, as it was reserved only for men in the past.
Labdi experiments with indigenous Kenyan sounds such as Taarab, Ohangla, Mwomboko and Benga and the music she experienced growing up in two big cities, (Nairobi and Kisumu).She has performed at various international and local festivals and concerts, eg Oslo Afro Arts Festival (Norway), NyegeNyege (Uganda), GMA (Addis Ababa).