Kenya’s Folk Fusion artist Ayrosh is set to release ‘Murasta,‘ a 7-track groovy and eclectic EP that blends Gikuyu lyrics with an Afro-house sound. Mũrasta embodies different impressions of Ayrosh in each song; the rebel, the lover, the free spirit, the storyteller and eminently the African son. Speaking ahead of the release Ayrosh says, “Murasta is a story of resilience, love, protest and chasing dreams. It’s taken me two years to complete and it has to be my most daring project.”
Mũrasta is a collaboration with US-based Record Label – Waithaka Entertainment whilst borrowing the production skills of renown producers such as Brackish, Festus, The Exchange Project, and DJ Mura. Recorded in Nairobi by Jay Mukasa of Tawala Beats, the EP was mixed and mastered by Giggz of 4reigner Music Group.
The EP release coincides with a launch concert to be held at Safaricom’s Michael Joseph Center on 14th June 2019 from 6 PM. Tickets are going for Ksh. 1,000 (inclusive a physical copy of the EP). Buy tickets here.
The EP will be available on all major digital streaming sites from 14th June. You can pre-order the album here.
Ayrosh is known for songs such as ‘Maheni‘, ‘Wendo‘ and ‘Commoni’. He focuses on a blend of genres such as R&B, Afrobeats and Mugithi which he packages as ‘Folk Fusion’.