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
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.