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  • Maurice Kirya

    CountryUganda
    Genresacoustic fusion
    Website

    www.myspace.com/mauricekirya

    FestivalSauti za Busara 2008
    Maurice Kirya
    Maurice Kirya

    Maurice Kirya is a singer / songwriter and guitarist from Uganda. Kirya likes to call his music "fusion soul" because of the way he fuses African percussions, African vocals with western and eastern influence. Maurice Kirya has been nominated for Kora awards in South Africa, Kisima awards in Kenya and won best R'n'B award in Uganda. Kirya has performed with Moussa Diallo (Mali), 2 Face Idibia (Nigeria), Yvonne Chaka Chaka (S.Africa), Indigenous (Belgium) Susanna Owiyo (Kenya), AY (Tanzania) among many. "I would like to hold workshops with musicians in every festival I attend, so we can rehearse a song that calls for peace throughout the world."

     

    Kirya was born into a musical family, almost all his siblings are singers.He grew up singing in school choirs, gospel churches, and later on joined non-government organisations were he reached out to educate the youth through music about HIV AIDS; Kirya is presently doing performances to raise money for open heart surgeries in Uganda. At Sauti za Busara he performs with two other musicians, each playing guitar and drums/percussion.