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Eric Wainaina: Voice of the voiceless

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  • Kenya's politically aware musician with a growing international reputation
  • Performs regularly in Kenya's capital Nairobi; has just recorded latest album
  • Starting a music institute in Nairobi and working in other musical fields
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(CNN) -- Voice of the voiceless, afro-pop sensation, political activist, Kenya's Eric Wainaina has been given a lot of titles, but with a new album coming out he could potentially be dubbed Africa's next world music star. He's performed across the world winning many accolades, but his roots are still in Kenya and performs in Nairobi every week. "If you're not playing at home for the people you write the music for, then you're off the mark," he told CNN.

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