Early Show! Duo Rapasa Nyatrapasa + Nathan Okite



Venue:Early Show! Duo Rapasa Nyatrapasa + Nathan Okite


Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Rapasa is a performing artist, multi-¬≠instrumentalist, vocalist, and dancer with roots in traditional music. Specializing in the nyatiti and adung instruments, Rapasa has studied with Owiny Sigoma and toured internationally. Rapasa loves to transmit his passion as a way to give back to the community – he provides one-on-one instruction and teaches in children’s homes.

The nyatiti is a five- to eight-stringed plucked lyre from Kenya. It is a classical instrument played by the Luo people of Western Kenya, specifically in the Siaya region south of Kisumu.

Cheick Hamala Diabate to follow.

Cost: $5-10 suggested donation