3rd October 2023

DebeDebe starts and ends the SampleBar-project Kenya.

This post will tell you a little about DebeDebe one of 3 legs without whom there would be no SampleBar Kenya. DebeDebe, is a community-based organization, formed in 2012 by 4 great percussionists from Nairobi: Zahir Nathoo, Izow Anyanga, Charlo Tea and Mbutch Mjingoma.  Debedebe works to protect and promote the art of live African […]


Leaving Hola town and following the Tana river south/east. Heading for Malindi and another recording day. This is especially fun for us since we get to meet friends from the first project. Mijikenda. This time we will not head out to a remote village, instead we have rented a studio in the town. It was […]

Hola Town recordingday

Tana River is  the longest river in Kenya, stretching for about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) from its source in the Aberdare Range in central Kenya to its delta on the Indian Ocean.  We have arrived in Hola Town closer to the Indian Ocean but still a bit from the coast. We took an early trip […]

Recordings at Tana River

We leave Nairobi in rush hour traffic, which means we don’t actually leave Nairobi for a couple of hours. But the road is long and we don’t feel particularly down about it. Being in traffic like this, in this city, is an adventure in itself. The first stop is a bit strange. Njama Choma is […]


We had a great welcoming meeting at Bomas of Kenya on our first day. Second day started with a pre-meeting at Bomas where we met CEO Peter Gitaa and talked about the project in a larger sense. What we had done so far at what was in the pipe-line for the near future playing the […]

Landed and settled in Nairobi for no rest.

First meeting the same day as we landed was with the carpenter in one of the suburbs of Nairobi. DIxon started building a table. There was a lot to discuss but we are on the roll for eight tables, even if the future will hold some changes. After the meeting at the carpenter, we set […]

The whole team travel south

Early in the morning on february 8th, 2023 the whole team leaves from  Libido Music’s Office, Stockholm with a portable SampleBar and lots of enthusiasm for the first trip together as a team. Visiting Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi  but also to look at other new projects that are in the loop. The first stop is […]