Kinobe: “Ontwale”

All this week, the Song of the Day features artists playing at Wobeon Fest, the Austin world music festival taking over Ironwood Hall on Saturday.

Kinobe is a multi-instrumentalist and singer from Uganda who plays several traditional African instruments like the harp-like kora and the kalimba, or thumb piano. He got his start early, playing his first international show in Netherlands by the age of ten. Over the years, Kinobe has combined traditional Ugandan sounds with styles pulled from across Africa, leading workshops and outreach programs across the world. On “Ontwale” from his album Together With Friends, Kinobe shows off his kalimba skills. Download the song below and catch Kinobe with his group Global Junction on Wobeon Fest’s Stage One at 8:45 p.m.

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