Kinobe is a Ugandan musician, educator and creative arts producer whose work has been described as “some of the most exquisite music coming out of Africa today”. Since his youth, he has captivated audiences with world-roots rhythms and melodies that emanate from the diversity of the many traditional instruments he customized to develop his unique sound. The diverse textures of Kinobe’s music make it soothing, pulsing, meditative, invigorating, and intimate —much of it a mix of original and traditional with global influences—but the sounds are uniquely his.
Kinobe’s pan African quartet brings together Cameronian producer and bassist Jonas Yologaza, Nigerian drummer Olaolu Ajibade, and duo national keyboardist William Pefok from Cameroon and Nigeria. Led by Kinobe’s voice African traditional instruments i.e. Kora, Kalimba, Endongo and Tama, this band has created a unique sound of their own tapping into various global influences with a strong foundation in African roots.
Kinobe’s education and outreach programs provide global audiences with a knowledge gateway into Africa through cross-cultural experiences and learning journeys that introduce Africa’s cultural arts, social studies and stories rarely covered by mainstream media, to lead a unique understanding of how we connect as humans across cultural and national lines.
Kinobe uses his music and voice to empower children and youth living in underserved communities to find purpose, restore dignity, develop talent, and build transformation.He founded Dance of Hope, an initiative that uses the transforming power of music, dance, and storytelling to educate and empower young people to become independent global citizens.
His world tours continue to ignite new collaborations to advance his authentic cross-cultural global sound, while developing new techniques on African traditional instruments.