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    Kenya’s talented trumpeter embarks on a trip to Switzerland

    She is super excited to announce her upcoming trip to Switzerland and Kenya’s Christine Kamau says she hopes to learn a lot.

    Kamau is an esteemed trumpeter and she is scheduled to travel to Switzerland in April for a month-long research trip to explore the jazz music scene in the European country.

    The trip will see the East African singer visit jazz clubs, festivals, and institutions in various Swiss cities including Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Lucerne, and Bern.

    Additionally, her trip seeks to initiate connections with Swiss musicians for future collaborations and it is fully funded by the Swiss Arts Council, Pro Helvetia.

    “I have always been keen on collaborations and this trip presents an excellent opportunity to create meaningful connections with Swiss jazz music industry practitioners in order to lay the foundation for a long-term intercultural musical partnership,” Kamau said.

    Kamau’s compositions have been described as “a wide-eared approach to jazz, paying attention to various styles without losing the jazz tonality.”

    She has performed in many African countries including Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania, among others.

    Her much-anticipated sophomore album But I’ll Try will be released later this year and she is also the founder of the Women in Music Concert Series which is a live-performance platform that promotes women musicians by providing showcase opportunities to stage their performance skills in Kenya. 

    Main Image: Christian Kamau/Africa

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