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Songstress June Gachui Launches Debut Album, ‘20 Years’

02 Sep 2016 | By Lisa Mugera

June Gachui

June Gachui’s much anticipated album launch finally went live on Tuesday, 30th after months of planning and it was a night that will be spoken about for years to come! The showcase was hosted at the Kenya National Theatre with a full house of 350 fans among them fellow artistes, thespians, media and social personalities from across Nairobi.

June opened the stage with an endearing performance of ‘Everything is Fine’ that has received a lot of radio play over the last year. Other amazing acts included, June’s collaboration with Blinky Bill, ‘Holla’; ‘Everybody’, featuring Khaligraph Jones; a moving performance with her sister Angie in memory of their dad, the late James Gachui, ‘My Forever Song’; and Olivia Ambani’s ‘Better than just fine’.

June Gachui

The new album ‘Twenty Years’ comprises 12 tracks written over the last 20 years, each a testament of June’s life experiences and journey. Among the Music Producers she worked with on the album are Eddie Grey, David Hunter, Pete Odera and Eric Musyoka.

David Hunter praised the artist saying, “June is a genius and working with her has been a great pleasure. I have known her for the past four years and we have a good relationship and great friendship and I know that there’s even more wonderful music to come.”

“June is a good spirit and she is very willing and allowing to experiment and because I am a Jazz musician, it’s what I do; experiment. It’s a very distinct mix of people to listen to, a little bit of the familiar and a little bit of the unchartered territory, so it will be quite the experience.” Eddie Grey mentioned about the album.

“I first heard June sing 12 years ago. I was blown away. I made it a point to find her, get to know her, befriend her…anything to have her close to me so that she could rub off on me in some way,” said Patricia Kihoro.

June Gachui

The album showcase was a full bodied statement of the long - time and heartfelt dedication that June Gachui has for all that she sets her heart to do. More shows will be planned for later this year. Music off the new album will be available for sale online on Mookh in the coming weeks.

June Gachui

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