COLORS showcases exceptional talent from all around the globe, focused on the most distinctive new artists and original sounds.
R&B’s popularity continues to surge across Africa, with a new generation of artists crafting smooth melodies, emotionally charged lyrics, and soulful storytelling that continues to resonate strongly with a global audience.
The Kenyan capital city of Nairobi is fast emerging as a hub for some of the most exciting original voices emerging from across East Africa, and so in celebration of this, COLORS and Spotify brought together 18 musicians, songwriters and producers from Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Botswana, Burundi and the diaspora for a multi-day songwriting camp alongside a series of masterclasses and events, providing a platform for these artists to connect and collaborate.
In this exclusive podcast mini-series, host Patricia Kihoro speaks with some of the COLORS alumni who participated in the Tantalizers Sessions writing camp to gain insights into the unique facets of Kenya’s musical landscape, the opportunities and challenges faced by emerging artists, and what they took away from their experiences during the project.
Of course, we also found time to record a special series of A COLORS SHOW performances, produced in collaboration with Spotify
Stay tuned to COLORS at 6pm CET every Monday to catch the premiere of each new episode, alongside in-depth interviews with each artist to dive deeper into their influences and creative processes, as well as portraits, behind-the-scenes content and much more.
Enjoying listening to the music in this series? Discover more of the smoothest African R&B in the Tantalizers playlist, only on Spotify.