By Alex Roberts
I myself play djembe- have for some 18 years. I’m pretty good, jam with people as often as I can, for me it is a state of zen, a relaxation- something I deeply love to do when I’m able to.
I made the mistake of opening for Moseh once at a concert at a now defunct venue in Westlands. Only once.
I held my own during my set; but in simplest terms the Moseh put on a performance immediately following me that blew any efforts I’d put forth clear out of Nairobi.
In natural Moseh fashion, he didn’t do the typical musician thing and shove his superiority down my throat; instead we shared a couple beers.
The man is amazing; and his talent is only enhanced with proximity- in a word no proper music festival in Kenya is really a festival unless he’s overlaid a DJ set with a mic’d up drum (or five).
In a nutshell- Moseh is an Urban Folklore Drummer, musician, Facilitator, Edutainer and producer who is known to (and managed to befriend) almost everyone in the Nairobi arts scene. He is also a drumming instructor who uses his talents as tools for mobilizing and educating children, the youth and society at large concerning different issues that affect them.
Not only has he been a staple of Kenyan parties, festivals, and recording studios for years, but Moseh has taken his expertise at playing multiple Kenyan traditional drums such as Bunde, Ohangla drums, Chapuo and Bum Bum to represent the music of the country all around the world.
Any album of his should be an immediate edition to your collection; and quite frankly, if you’re throwing a ‘the world is back to normal party’ after this whole COVID-19 thing blows over- an appearance by Moseh would make it well beyond legendary.
Check out some of his work below.
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/moseh-drumist
Call: – +254704090247