Tabu Osusa

Ketebul Music founding director Tabu Osusa at his studio in Nairobi on August 30, 2017. Osusa has been bestowed with the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government. 

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French government bestows highest music honour to Kenya’s Tabu Osusa

What you need to know:

  • Tabu Osusa, the founder of Ketebul Music, has pretty much lived his entire adult life with music.
  • For a man who hardly speaks French, and with virtually no French connection, this award is a very significant recognition.

It is reported that Nelson Mandela once said this about music: “Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice. Such is the value of music.”

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