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  • country:Kenya
  • label:Global Heritage/Osmosys
  • type:Band
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:vocal
  • artist submitted by:Global Heritage

Line up

  • Isaac Gem (Bass Guitar and Vocals)
  • Moses Njuguna (percussion vocals)
  • Shiphton Onyango (Winyo) (Vocals, Guitar)

Meaning black in Luo, Rateng derive their name and strength from their forefather’s rich and original music. The music is contemporary and traditional Kenyan music transformed into an authentic acoustic sound with a mellow vocal touch of Kenyan melodies and rhythms. Writing all their own songs Rateng have been acclaimed in Kenya as the true African/Kenyan band that has long been waited for. Merging together, Winyo’s soothing angelic voice, Isaac’s sensuous warm alto and Moses’ calm steady baritone, produces true, rich harmonies that leave an audience with a real sweet feel of African music.