Tarrus Riley live in Kenya with Homeboyz Radio

Ola lafamiliar.

It has been a while since I last posted here. Part of the reason has been the urge I have to update the look on the website. It is currently work in progress and soon we shall be having a brand new look with more content on what I do. I am sure some of you don’t know I can get some studio shoots done, I can get amazing family portraits too plus some nice nature and wildlife prints. When you have a moment check out my insta page Ogeto Evans-Nature and Wildlife photos

Clearly I have so much to catch up with y’all but for now we focus. Right.

I got a chance to work with 103.5 fm Homeboyz Radio on the week of Mashujaa. We had a big concert dubbed ‘Tarrus Riley Live in Kenya’ and was at KICC. By now you guys know KICC-we have been here for concerts, we are not about to stop hosting concerts here. This is the best place to do such concerts-right in the centre of Nairobi.

So guys I was not calm,

About Tarrus Riley

One of the most promising of the second generation of Jamaica roots reggae singers, Tarrus Riley is the son of Jimmy Riley, who has had a long career as a solo artist as well as being a former member of the Uniques and the Techniques. Like his father, Riley has a sweet, nuanced tenor vocal style, although his first connection with the Jamaican music scene was as a DJ (under the name Taurus). Riley taught himself to play keyboards and several percussion instruments and began writing his own songs, many of which had strong Rastafarian and consciousness-leaning themes.

His first album, Challenges, was produced by the great Jamaican saxophonist Dean Fraser and released on Yaman Records. It yielded a couple of big reggae chart hits, including the song “Larger Than Life.” Fraser also produced 14 of the 15 tracks (the other was produced by Chris Chin) on Riley’s sophomore effort, Parables, which appeared in 2006 from VP Records and featured the legendary rhythm section of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare. It, too, generated a big single in “She’s Royal.” Riley has done several concert appearances with his father, who is, along with Tarrus’ mother, Lavern Tatham, very active in mentoring and supporting his son’s career.

Riley’s songs retain ties to the Jamaican roots tradition while still managing to sound distinctly contemporary. In addition, his strong stage presence gives him crossover appeal and marks him as a coming force on the international reggae scene. ~ Steve Leggett-via Tarrusriley.com

I started my journey to his music in 2006 with his jam Beware

Welcome to my world.

From the moment he landed at JKIA to the show day.

Photo Copyright of ogetoevans.com

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Tarrus Riley arrives at the JKIA on 17th Oct 2018
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Tarrus Riley meeting a fan at JKIA Nairobi on his arrival
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Tarrus and his team as the arrive at Dusit hotel Nairobi where they stayed during their time in Nairobi
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Tarrus Riley and Tallia Oyando of Homeboyz Radio catching up
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Too serious
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He was so tired but we agreed this would be my last shot even as he boards the elevator to rest
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The next day first thing was press conference at Dusit

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And guess who?
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The legeandary Everton Blender was present too.

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Tarrus and Everton Blender pose with the staff at Dusit
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One on one with him. May God bless his humble servant.
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Lights, stage, crowd
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Showtime
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Gravitti Band came through

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How she was waiting for Tarrus Riley
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Fire baby!

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Party people

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Wyre the love child was watching from a few meters away
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one love
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Matayo come here! or someone tag him

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Tallia Oyando was the main MC of the night

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Tallia in her Rasta outfit
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The band getting ready
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Are you ready?
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BOOM!

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Too much love. Artists everywhere.

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Yoh Singy Singy a.k.a Dancy Dancy

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The stage lighting was perfecto.

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Tarrus introduced his new jam ‘guess who’

Check out the reaction Tarrus Riley-Guess who

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Dean Fraser is on fire

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Tarrus and Everton Blender
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Lion Pawn

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flying so high
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Thank you Kenya

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Tarrus Riley introducing Zikki from Kenya

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If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

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Biko Macoin come here
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And after 1.5 hours off he was
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He called Zikki on stage
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New look
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With thanks giving to everyone who came through
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Back to Tallia and 103.5 fm Homeboyz Radio

What a show it was.

See you guys next time.

 

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