Kenya’s Afro-pop sensation Sauti Sol recently marked the culmination of a remarkable era with their sold-out Sol Festival, aptly titled ‘Last Dance’.
The renowned musical ensemble poured their hearts into two unforgettable performances, the VIP showcase on the 2nd and the fan-centric spectacle on the 4th at Uhuru Gardens.
The fan show, in particular, was an electrifying display as Sauti Sol, comprising Bien Aime Baraza, Savara Mudigi, Willis Chimano and Polycarp Otieno (Fancy Fingers), wowed a crowd of over 15,000 fans. This monumental event served as a poignant farewell before the group went on hiatus, with each member embarking on individual projects.
Celebrating an impressive two-decade journey, Sauti Sol treated their loyal followers to an unforgettable musical journey. From their debut album ‘Mwanzo’ in 2009 to their most recent release ‘Midnight Train’ in 2020, the quartet delivered hit after hit, creating an immersive experience that traversed the evolution of their sound.
The meticulously crafted setlist and impeccable production values added to the magic, with Sauti Sol inviting some of their esteemed collaborators to share the stage. The audience was treated to stellar performances from the likes of hitmaker Nyashinski, soulful singer Dela, rap maestro Khaligraph Jones, iconic boy band P-Unit and Sol Generation stars Nviiri and Bensoul, who had earlier warmed up the stage for their mentors.
As the final notes echoed through the air, Sauti Sol received a thunderous standing ovation, with fans and critics alike hailing Sol Fest as one of the outstanding shows of 2023.
The Last Dance truly encapsulated the essence of Sauti Sol’s musical journey, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of their admirers and paving the way for the next chapter in their storied career.