By Claudette Oduor
The Safaricom Classical Fusion is here once again. Last year, it featured over 400 performers on stage. Acts included Rhoda Ondeng, The Kenya Conservatoire of Music, Nairobi Orchestra, Safaricom Choir, Nairobi Chamber Chorus, Strathmore Chorale, Africa Nazarene Choir, Elizabeth Njoroge, Grace Nangabo, Sylvester Makobi, Atigala Luvai, Bill Rowe, Amy Poole, Diptoo Chakarabati, Eric Wainaina and the award winning Soweto String Quartet. Last year’s event was a raging success; it was on everyone’s lips for weeks. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better, and already people are yearning for a piece of Lady Smith Black Mambazo, Sauti Sol, The Kenya Conservatoire of Music Orchestra, Nairobi Orchestra, Safaricom Choir, Nairobi Chamber Chorus, Kenyatta University Choir,Africa Nazarene Choir, Strathmore Chorale, Moi Nairobi Girls, Starehe Boys & Girls, Alliance High, and soloists Brian Sempele, Kevin Munyi, Joseph Chege, and Jazzinfolk. There shall be three concerts; the first on the 28th of September at the breathtaking Haller Park in the coastal city of Mombasa, the second on the 30th of September at the Nairobi Arboretum, and the third on the 2nd of October at the Impala Grounds. Tickets are available at Art of Music Offices, Hurlingham House on Argwings Kodhek Road, and at Safaricom Retail Centres. In Mombasa,find some at Safaricom Retail Centres, Forget Me Not at Ratna Square in Nyali, and at Tamarind Restaurant. Alternatively, visit (http://tickets.safaricom.co.ke) for more details on m-ticketing.