Under the direction of Abdi Rashid Jibril, Roots International has established itself as a musical curator/promoter of distinction in the East African market.
A BOUTIQUE MUSIC OFFERING
COOL WATERS JAZZ & ROOTS FESTIVAL
Cool Waters Jazz & Roots Festival is Nairobi’s boutique jazz festival for music lovers who are open to discover new voices, seasoned talent and unique sounds. We celebrate the values of culture, innovation and improvisation that Jazz and Roots music offers the world.
NAIROBI’S HOME FOR ORIGINAL LIVE MUSIC
THURSDAY NITE LIVE
Roots International has crafted a weekly entertainment platform that has established itself as the go to venue for original acoustic, jazz, fusion and roots music in Nairobi.
Since our start in November 2011, we have presented over 250 concerts featuring more than 100 local, regional and international artists in an aesthetically pleasing venue.
AN INTIMATE LISTENING EXPERIENCE
ACOUSTIC LIVING ROOM CONCERTS
ACOUSTIC LIVING ROOM CONCERTS is us presenting music in an intimate format, a living room, where artists share the stories behind their songs and the influences that drive their creativity while performing an acoustic repertoire in either a solo or duo format.
ROOTS INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS
LIVE IN CONCERT
We have hosted renowned national legends and international artists at various venues around Nairobi and in the wider East Africa region.
Among artists featured have been: Meklit Hadero (Ethiopia/USA), Burntface (USA/Ethiopia), Sal Davis & Maia von Lekow (Kenya), Sousou & Maher Cissoko (Sweden/Senegal), Addis Acoustic Project (Ethiopia), Habib Koite & Bamada (Mali), Waldemar Bastos (Angola), Thais Diarra (Mali/Switzerland), Aline Frazao (Angola), Kareyce Fotso (Cameroon), Ayub Ogada (Kenya), Kristin Amparo (Sweden), and Grace Barbe (Seychelles)