Sauti Sol Announces A Break-Up After 18 Years
Sauti Sol, a Kenyan Afro-pop band and one of Africa’s most sought-after music groups is breaking up after 18 years of working together.
The group made the announcement on Saturday, May 20, 2023.
Prior to the indefinite breakup, the group will embark on “an exhilarating tour stopping in 5 cities across the U.S, followed by 10 stops in Europe and 4 stops in Canada.”
The group will also release its final album later this year, 2023.
The tour will be a celebration of their remarkable journey, filled with excitement for the future, and a testament to the enduring bond of friendship and partnership built over 20 years in the industry.
According to the group, the upcoming tour will be the last opportunity for the fans to “immerse themselves in the magic of Sauti Sol one last time before the band takes a break from group projects for a while.”
“Each performance will be infused with a sense of deep love and gratitude, as the ensemble delivers their timeless hits and fan favourites that have left an indelible mark on our collective memories. While the indefinite hiatus marks the end of a specific chapter, it also represents a new beginning for Sauti Sol. As close friends and business partners, the band members, Bien-Aime Baraza, Willis Chirnano, Polycarp Otieno, and Savara Mudigi, are eager to explore fresh creative avenues and embark on personal endeavours.
However, their friendship and shared vision will continue to be the driving force behind their future projects.
“Sauti Sol has been an incredible journey for us, both as musicians and friends,” shared the band members. “We are filled with gratitude for the love and support we have received throughout the years. While we take this hiatus to pursue our individual and collective passions, we remain committed to our friendship and our shared businesses portions of the statement read.