Under her bright eyes and calm composure, Mayonde is making waves in the Kenyan music industry.
Collaborating with the famed Das Junge Orchestra, they have penned the closing title track to the award winning movie, “Kati Kati“. Directed by none other than Mayonde’s spouse, Mbithi Masya.
From the perspective of the movie, the song grabs the audience by the hand and lulls them back to their reality, outside the film. Her voice is reassuring, giving us hope that things shall be alright. That ways shall be found.
From the perspective of the song, hope and despair clash like crashing waves. The instrumentation throws you in every direction, but Mayonde’s voice is an island in plain view and steady arms rowing you to shore. Again, things will be alright. Ways shall be found.