…Group prepares to bid farewell to fans on an emotional high note with a grand finale at Sol Fest in Nairobi.
Award-winning Kenyan AfroPop band, Sauti Sol has declared their decision to part ways following an illustrious 18-year career.
The renowned group, consisting of Bien-Aimé Baraza, Willis Chimano, Polycarp Otieno, and Savara Mudigi, revealed their plans to embark on an extensive world tour before taking an indefinite hiatus.
Sauti Sol also hinted on dropping their forthcoming and final album, slated for release later this year, which is promises to encapsulate a fitting reflection of their remarkable journey as a group.
In a statement released on May 20, 2023, and titled “Sauti Sol Announces World Tour Before Taking an Indefinite Hiatus,” the band expressed their gratitude to fans and outlined their future plans.
The band wrote, “Sauti Sol has been an incredible journey for us, both musicians and friends.
“We are filled with gratitude for the love and support we have received throughout the years. While we have this hiatus to pursue our individual and collective passions, we remain committed to our friendship and our shared businesses.
“The bond between us is unbreakable, and we are excited for what the future holds.”
The news came as a bittersweet revelation, as their devoted supporters will have one last chance to witness the magic of Sauti Sol’s live performances during their anticipated global tour.
The World Tour, slated to kick off today, May 21, 2023 in Atlanta, promises to be a fitting farewell to their adoring fans.
Sauti Sol will grace stages across the United States, Europe, and Canada, showcasing their infectious melodies and energetic dance routines that have captivated audiences worldwide.
The climax of the tour will culminate in a triumphant homecoming at the highly anticipated third annual Sol Fest, scheduled for December 16, 2023, in the capital city of Nairobi.
Known for its vibrant atmosphere and diverse lineup of artists, Sol Fest has become a flagship event in the Kenyan music scene.
Sauti Sol’s encore performance promises to be an emotional rollercoaster, as fans bid farewell to an era that has left an indelible mark on the nation’s cultural landscape.
Over the course of their two-decade-long journey, Sauti Sol has garnered critical acclaim and enjoyed unprecedented success.
Their unique blend of AfroPop, R&B, and traditional Kenyan sounds has earned them a dedicated global following.
Notably, the group’s collaboration with notable artists from Nigeria and across Africa has further cemented their position as one of the continent’s most influential musical acts.
Sauti Sol’s melodic harmonies and soulful lyrics have produced chart-topping hits that resonate with listeners on a profound level.
Songs like “Suzanna,” “Short N Sweet,” and “Melanin” have become anthems, dominating airwaves and topping music charts both at home and abroad.