You may have watched the video of RedFourth Chorus doing a cover of Kuliko Jana on Facebook. If you haven’t watched it yet, then you must. These boys are talented and they have a pretty amazing rendition of the popular song by Sauti Sol and Aaron Rimbui.
Upper Hill School will be performing this song at this year’s Kenya Music Festival under the class of Gospel Zilizopendwa. The students approached their trainer Philip ‘Filah’ Tuju to record the song. Filah approached his former students and choir members and they agreed to send him the track for the song. With help from Filah, the students embarked on arranging the song in a way that would showcase their vocal and harmonic prowess. Filah then approached his other long time student and friend Flo to come and add her vocals to the song to give it an edge and she did! Flo is an upcoming Rnb singer signed to Four Red Music Label. They then recorded at Filah’s studio at his Redfourth Academy of Music.
Upper Hill has produced some of the top musicals and musicians in Kenya. The Redfourth Chorus of Upper Hill School has produced notable singers including Sauti Sol, Bryan of Elani, Josh of Amos and Josh, Kevin of Sema, Pentamony, Scott the Violinist, Anto Neo Soul, Enos Olik, Ciano and many more all taught by Philip ‘Filah’ Tuju.
The Redfourth Chorus is an African youth choir currently consisting of young men from Upper Hill School in Nairobi, Kenya. The vision of the choir is to use music to bring social change and be the ambassadors for peace, democracy, education and child rights and other human rights initiative. The pilot project is being run at Upper Hill School by long term voice trainer and Redfourth Academy of Music Chairman, Philip ‘Filah’ Tuju. Find out more about Filah here.
We wish the boys all the best at the Kenya Music Festivals and beyond. Who knows some of them might form the next Sauti Sol!!
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