Rashid Jibril | Roots International

Founder, Promoter and Curator

Roots International under the direction of Abdi Rashid Jibril has hosted a weekly live music night in Nairobi Kenya called Thursday Nite Live @ Choices that has featured over 90 local and regional bands/artists

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thursdaynitelive.

Roots International has also promoted notable concerts featuring renowned national legends and visiting international artists at various venues around Nairobi.

  • Meklit Hadero (Ethiopia/USA) 2009, 2011, 2012
  • Sal Davis & Maia von Lekow (Kenya) 2012
  • Ochieng Nelly (Kenya) 2012
  • Sousou and Maher Cissoko (Sweden/Senegal) 2013
  • Addis Acoustic Project (Ethiopia) 2013
  • Habib Koite & Bamada (Mali) 2013
  • Suzanna Owiyo (Kenya) 2013
  • Waldemar Bastos (Angola) 2014
  • Thais Diarra (Mali/Switzerland) 2015
  • Aline Frazao (Angola) 2015
  • Tomasz Licak/Radek Wosko Quartet featuring Carl Winther 2015

Besides presenting Nairobi audiences with Africa’s rich musical heritage, Roots International serves as an talent booking agent for private and corporate events.