Adawnage are AWESOME!
I stumbled on their music recently and I was blown away. Their album Safari is worth a buy. Just listen to Uwezo and you will be uplifted. A review of their album can be read here.
When I learnt that Adawnage would be performing at The Lounge this past Friday, it was like Christmas had come early. The Lounge is a Christian hangout which happens every Friday at Petma Restaurant (directly opposite KFC) on Kimathi Street. It is organized by DJ Soxxy, he of the Kubama Krew fame.
The event which was sponsored by Coke Zero was highly publicized online. However there was conflicting information. Some places said it would start at 7pm, others said it would start at 8pm. I was there at 7pm. In future, if you read conflicting start times for an event in Kenya, take the later time and even then be sure that the said time is not an exact start time but rather an ambiguous marker of the neighborhood when the event may start.
The event started at 9pm.
Adawnage who sound awesome in their album sound even more amazing performing LIVE.
They performed for two hours (two one hour sets) and their pure unbridled energy was infectious, uncommon and wholesome. They sang songs out of their Safari album, sampled tracks from their soon to be released album and did covers of songs by Zidi the Band. They were also joined on stage by Number 8, Makena and Carlisto for an explosive show.
I was blessed, entertained and ministered to.
Their lead singer Rosemary whose stage presence was a marvel to watch took time out from performing for a one minute sermon which was my take home: It may be the days of microwave solutions but it pays to wait on the Lord. Whatever you are trusting Him with, He will come through for you, at the right time.
It was totally worth my time and worth the wait and sideshows that The Lounge entailed.
Be sure to grab a copy of Safari as you await the release of their new album.
If you would like to watch Adawnage perform LIVE, they together with ZIDI the BAND and Dann NumberEight present Ziada Nairobi at Parklands Baptist on December 12, 2012.
Time: 3pm – 6pm.
Theme: One nation under God.
Featured artistes: Makena, Mercy Wairegi, Carlisto, Nasara the poet.
Reason: Spreading the message of Peace, Love and Togetherness in our lovely Nation.
Methinks it is quite a plan for Jamhuri Day.
GOD BLESS KENYA!