If you looking for some real hip hop in Nairobi Kenya, no other place comes closer in my mind than the inner city slum neighborhood of Dandora. The home of hip hop pioneers; Kalamashaka and Ukoo Flani Mau Mau. AFREE KAH 2012′ Album launch by MC Kah went down last weekend 17th Feb @ Goethe Institute (Monrovia Street) Nairobi Kenya.

Passionate about music from his teens, Mcee Kah has emerged to be one of the best-known rap-artists in the East African Hip-Hop scene.

In 2001, Mcee Kah launched his solo career and started working on his debut album. Later on he released the single Dandora Love feat. Zakah and Kabee, which took the air waves by storm.

Mcee Kah and his crew Ukoo Flani Mau Mau won the annual Kisima Music Award for the best Hip-Hop Group of the Year in 2005 and 2006.

His socially conscious music encourages love, peace and harmony in the society. After various tours he has been inspired to release his second album AFREE-KAH 2012, a continuation of his first album SUBIRA.

Both albums have been inspired by the struggle of the marginalized groups, their strength, their role in the modern world, while capturing their history, current affairs and their vision for the future of humanity.

The new album exhibits the fusion of African instruments in digital Hip-Hop  sounds as well as revolutionary Mau Mau songs.

Photography :: Joe Lukhovi