Emg Feat. Darren B And Abbi music video Little Miss

From a cappella to afro-fusion and reggae, from collaborations on organic electronic music to producer and studio-owner, from tree-planter to HIV advocate and peace-promoter, Abbi is one of the ‘Icons of Kenyan Music’ as said by Kenya Book of Records. Known formerly in the genre of afro-fusion / World Music, Abbi together with the band Kikwetu, has travelled and participated in well-reputed festivals as Mundial (Holland), North Sea Jazz Festival (Holland), African Cultural Music and Dance Festival (South Africa), Fest Horn (Djibouti) to mention a few. Winner of two Kenyan Kisima Awards for ‘Best Male Artist’ and ‘Most Promising Artist’, Abbi has released two afro-fusion albums: Mudunia (2003) and Indigo (2007). Yet Abbi’s musical journey began long time ago, when he was part of the a cappella band ‘The Boyz’, which later changed name to ‘Safari’ who travelled on tours in Germany, Spain and England. Since 2008, Abbi has been running Indigo Productions in Nairobi, Kenya, and produced artists like Mutinda and Joy Shambula. Abbi also works with poets like Jacob Oketch and projects surrounding social and environmental issues. ‘The little tree’ Family Health International HIV-song and the duo with Githuku ‘Haki Yetu’ about the Kenya post-election violence in 2008 are examples of this. Abbi has collaborated with artists like Ronni Vindahl (DK), Tippa Irie (UK), Githuku (KE) and Ashimba (TZ) and features on several albums like Achieng Abura, Barbara Guantai, and ‘Songs of Hope’ by Family Health International. In 2010 Abbi embarked on a Reggae musical journey with Danish producers Claus Seest and Pharfar. The new reggae album is expected to be released in 2011.