Last week, I was cordially invited by the Italian cultural Institute for an incredible journey through time. The Italian cultural institute brought us Easy Pop.
The event was held at the bus at Westlands, it was incredible for me; since for the first time, I would experience the Jukebox.
Easy Pop, use the jukebox which has a variety of 130 freely selectable song titles of the most beautiful songs from the 50s to the 80s. The song one selects is then played live by Easy Pop. Unfortunately, there wasn’t an insertion slot for coins, but I loved the fact that the music that I chose was played live.
Easy Pop was able to bring back the fun and memories of the good old days. Well, I am not that old, but I loved the way older folks took to the dance floor when mostly songs were played. Awwwwwwwh!! They would bring their partners to the dance floor and sway to the rhythm of the music.
The highlight of the night was when they sang Bob Marley songs, I was in awe, how Italians could pull off a reggae rendition; they easily brought alive Bob Marley through songs like ‘No woman no cry!’ and most of all, that got the crowd singing along, and Jamming to the hyped song ‘Jamming’.
Historically, there were Jukeboxes in most popular clubs in Nairobi. The notable clubs were: Ruathia group along Riveroad, Cameo Cinema, Luthuli Avenue, Pub Tumbos which is now Java at Adams Arcade. For as little as 10 cents and up to 1 shilling you could listen to three songs. Jukeboxes in Nairobi were an alternative where a live band were not present.
I may not have experienced it, like the old times, but I lived the jukebox magic! 🙂
Feature Image courtesy of: Easy Pop
Images courtesy of: Italian Cultural Institute
Edited by: Kuchio Asonga 🙂