Majiwa brings Kenyan soul-funk to Kew Court House

For one night only, urban funk musician Louis Majiwa will bring his distinctive smooth sound to Kew Court House on 21 April, performing tracks from his new EP.

Born in Kenya, the singer-songwriter moved to Melbourne in 2012 after studying in South Africa. It was from there, that playing in the dark corners of Johannesburg’s underground music scene, Majiwa began to craft his unique music style. Launching his first EP, Globe Trotter, in South Africa to critical acclaim, Majiwa subsequently launched two more EPs: Imagine and Outside Looking In.

Majiwa has become a well-respected name in the local music industry. He regularly plays gigs at St Kilda’s The Vineyard, The Rainbow Hotel in Fitzroy and Elwood Lounge. He is also the current Artistic Director of North Melbourne’s Club Voltaire Thursday Sessions and was involved in bringing the inaugural African Festival to Melbourne.

The Kenyan soul-funk singer-songwriter has a truly unique take on music. Majiwa’s style is defined by syncopating multilingual vocals to his acoustic guitar. Paying homage to his African roots, his music combines elements of bunga, soul-funk and reggae.

An acoustic affair, audiences will gain greater insight into the traditional and urban African music scene and Majiwa’s story. Kew Court House’s intimate surrounds will provide the perfect backdrop for Majiwa’s soulfully original tunes to serenade music lovers.

The Kew Court House is a small performing arts venue presenting some of Australia’s most exciting artists. A former courthouse and police station, the heritage-listed building presents one-of-a-kind experiences that music lovers won’t get anywhere else in Melbourne.



Kew Court House
188 High St, Kew
8pm, Saturday 21 April
Tickets $29 / Concession $25