Kinobe & the Wamu Spirit at Shakori Hills festival, Pittsboro NC.
Kinobe is the new voice of Ugandan music, leading his band the WAMU SPIRIT into the inspired synthesis of African roots and world music, of traditional and modern instrumentation. These musicians represent the new vanguard of African performers, gifted instrumentalists steeped in the music of their homeland, but with ears opened to the sounds of the world at large.
Driving polyrhythms underlay transcendent melodies, powerful voices and colorful harmonies, traditional African instruments–koras, kalimbas, adungus, endongos, drums –blend with guitars, drawing on influences from around the globe. This is a unique sound and a new groove for a new world.