This week we feature the socially conscious neo-soul of Athieno. See her profile below.
Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Athieno (formerly known as annieSoul), is an artist who has a mission to showcase Africa’s diversity, creativity and intellect through song.
Athieno is a performing vocalist and pianist, a songwriter and producer who has skillfully and creatively blended her musical influences in R&B, Jazz, Funk, Hip-Hop, Gospel and African music into her signature African-infused urban sound.
In 2010, Athieno moved to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music where she met the stellar collection of genre-bending musicians who would feature on her album, “IaM.” While in Boston, Athieno was further exposed to musicians and cultures from around the globe and gained a renewed curiosity about African music traditions. The result is a culturally rich work.
“Art that is at its core honest, cosmopolitan and inventive,” – (Berklee Internet Radio Network)
Now a graduate of Berklee College of Music, Athieno recently released her album “IaM.”
“Swahili laden socially conscious neo-soul” – The Boston Globe
- J’s Fresh Kitchen accepts reservations so please make a reservation for a table should you know you will be coming for dinner.
- The number for reservations is 0707612585.
- J’s Westlands is a 23 years and older venue.
- The show starts promptly at 8pm so tables are held till 8pm after which they are opened to other customers.