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Thursday Nite Live at Choices featuring Denise Gordon

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Thursday Nite Live at Choices featuring Denise Gordon

Thursday Nite Live at Choices featuring Denise Gordon

Thursday, 8th January 2015
Venue : Choices, Baricho Rd, Industrial Area, Nairobi
Time : 8 – 11 pm
Entry Free

Denise Gordon is a native New Yorker who has lived in Africa for over 15 years. In 1995 Denise went to Rwanda during a very turbulent time for the country.She discovered her musical voice and eventually moved on to Tanzania where she walked away from life as she knew it, to pursue her creative interests in singing and writing stories. She has performed throughout the East African region accompanied by local musicians, notably in Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Kigali and Bujumbura. As Denise says it
“I am an American living an African musical dream…”

 

. Denise looks to Angelique Kidjo and wants to be like her when she ‘grows up”! It’s R&B to the core, laced with love and rhythms of Africa. Shw released her debut CD entitle ‘Wangu We’ which means ‘You’re Mine’ in Swahili in 2006.

 

Denise has performed at the Gala Opening of the Rwandan Film Festival in Rwanda before the guest of honor, American civil rights founding father, Ambassador Andrew Young. U.S. Embassies throughout Africa have requested her rendition of the U.S. National Anthem on Independence Day which she has performed in Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda Sudan and Mali.

Denise has been a curtain raiser for the South African reggae artist Lucky Dube and the sensational R&B group, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes. She also opened for Oliver Mtukudzi in Bujumbura Burundi.


Denise finds it hard to believe that she has shared the same famous stage as Gladys Knight, Lauryn Hill, and many of the R&B greats at the Amateur Night at the World Famous Apollo Theater in New York City, where she managed to walk away not once, but twice with the grand prize!

In the last few years she has worked as a lead singer with the Beathogs band and fronted various ensembles with her signature style on vocals.

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