Manny Manolo
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Fulani (2006/ 2007)
Woman (2012)

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Manny Manolo, known at the earlier stages of his career as Fulani, is one of the most exciting new artists on today’s Afro-fusion scene. With his smooth vocals, captivating melodies and infectious African rhythms, Manny has transcended traditional musical genres to create a fresh, distinctive sound.

His music is a unique blend of the eclectic mix of music he listened to while growing up in Kenya, ranging from Soul, RnB, Hip hop and Jazz to the local Benga, Chakacha, Afropop and Congolese Soukous.

Manny’s first single Saira proved popular among fans and received airplay on local radio and TV stations in Nairobi. With his success, Manny moved to Canada and joined Tikisa, an African band led by Juno award winning guitarist Adam Solomon.

After touring and recording with Tikisa, Manny embarked on his first solo recording in 2006, dubbed Fulani, containing songs mostly sang in Swahili. Manny is currently in production of his first Afro-fusion English language album.

Manny’s musical prowess and commitment to issues affecting African people heritage has garnered him the attention of several international initiatives aimed at improving the lives of Africans. In 2007, his song Cha Cha Cha was featured on the Oscar Goes to Africa benefit CD in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation and HIV/ AIDS programs in Africa. His new single Woman is on its way to becoming an anthem for women’s empowerment initiatives around the world.

Having performed and toured around North America and parts of Africa, Manny’s musical artistry and the international appeal of his distinctive sound is quickly making him a sought after performer. Manny continues to invest his energy into crafting quality music for audiences worldwide and is set to release his newest, eagerly anticipated album in 2012.

PERFORMANCES

• African Dance Festival, Dundas Square, Toronto, Canada
• Bana y’Afrique winter festival, Toronto, Canada
• TD Downtown Jazz Festival, Toronto, Canada
• Toronto Street Festival, Toronto, Canada
• World Refugee Day, Dundas Square, Toronto, Canada
• Carassauga Festival, Mississauga, Canada
• Blissfest, Harbor Springs, Michigan, USA
• Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan, USA
• Kenya Music Week, Nairobi, Kenya