Maia represents a new colour from Kenya’s contemporary musical landscape. With a swathe of support slots for artists such as James Blunt (UK), Habib Koite (Mali), Thandiswe (South Africa), and Mafikizolo (South Africa), Maia has also graced major festival stages across Africa including HIFA (Zimbabwe), Visa For Music (Morocco), Sauti za Busara (Zanzibar) and Kigali UP (Rwanda). Her reputation as a highly-engaging live act has emerged from her shows both with a six-piece band, and as an intimate solo-acoustic performer. Maia will discuss her music career with SOAS Swahili expert Dr Chege Gihtiora as well as performing some of her beautiful acoustic songs.
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