Tetu Shani

Nairobi, Kenya
In operation since 2011
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Born November 6, 1985 in Nairobi, Kenya, Tetu's musical gift became evident at a very early age. While he was still a toddler his mother gave him a shaker to play with and he unexpectedly started shaking it rhythmically much to his family's amusement.

A Self-taught percussionist and guitarist, he got accepted in 2014 to the prestigious Berklee College of Music with a scholarship to study Performance.

Though he had been performing as a session musician in Nairobi between 2011 and 2015, he was inspired to record his own material after meeting Jonathan Butler privately(world acclaimed jazz artist) at the 2015 Safaricom Jazz Festival in Nairobi. After some time backstage during which Butler told him to continue in music, he immediately started composing and arranging his own material and his debut album "Mood Music" was born.

The concept behind the album is simple, "For every sliver on the spectrum of human emotion, there is a song." Each song on the album is designed to elicit a specific emotional response much like the soundtrack of a movie. The album's expected release date is in 2016.

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