Grandmaster Masese and his Ritongo Afrika band is a contemporary traditional musician who plays the Obokano, a Kisii traditional eight stringed harp. He’s a cultural music consultant in Nairobi and in Tanzania. He’s Fahamu Pan African Fellow (FPAF) 2011, for Social justice alumni and a trainee Human Rights Educator as an alumnus of the 2nd East African Human Rights Training Program, 2012 in Mukono, Uganda. He is a cultural activist using folklore and traditional instruments to advocate for change. As a base for his avctivism tpo preserve the languages and cultures of Africa.
He has been published in local newspapers in Kenya and online globally, publishing features and poems. He recorded his first album and it was released in Arusha, Tanzania on May 25 during the African Liberation Day 2013 called Chaminene, Urban Griot’s Word.
He has been featured before in three other compilations. His music has been has been used in a short film and short documentaries as scores.
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