Kinobe & the Wamu Spirit
Iowa Soul Festival — Friday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m.
Landfall Festival — Saturday, Sept 20 at 1:45 p.m.
If you’re looking for a high-energy performance of contemporary African music, check out Kinobe & the Wamu Spirit this weekend. The group will be performing free outdoor concerts for both the Iowa Soul Festival and the Landfall Festival of World Music.
Hailing from the Lake Victoria region of Uganda, the group plays a captivating blend of traditional Ugandan music mixed with a range of musical styles drawn from all across Africa.
Bandleader and composer Herbert Kinobe’s mastery of traditional African instruments compliments his ear for contemporary music, which he cultivated while living in Holland during his youth. You can get a sense of his impressive multi-instrumental and vocal work in this recent performance featured in the video above.